Viewers Demand Apology from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow
People are demanding apologies from MSNBC and host Rachel Maddow for insisting that the COVID-19 vaccine would prevent further transmission of the virus.
A clip of Maddow’s show from March 29, 2021, was widely shared on social media, with users calling on Maddow to “retract her statement and apologize.”
“Now we know that the vaccines work well enough that the virus stops with every vaccinated person,” Maddow said during the broadcast.
“A vaccinated person gets exposed to the virus, the virus does not infect them, the virus cannot then use that person to go anywhere else,” she added. “It cannot use a vaccinated person as a host to go get more people.”
According to Fox News: “While the COVID-19 vaccines did prove to be effective against the first strains of the coronavirus, the emergence and rapid spread of the omicron variant, even among the vaccinated, has raised cause for concern. Initial studies have shown that omicron cases feature milder symptoms than their predecessors but are more contagious.”
Given the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases in the U.S. with a 62% vaccination rate, critics laid into MSNBC.
“It’s wild how there are no consequences for all these vaccine lies,” sports journalist Clay Travis tweeted. “If you wonder why many are skeptical of the covid ‘vaccine’ it’s because they remember what they were told about how effective the vaccine was. All that Rachel Maddow says here is untrue.”
“Will she retract her statement and apologize?” Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy tweeted.
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Viewers demand apology from MSNBC, Rachel Maddow for previous COVID vaccine comments