Fox News’ Sean Hannity tells his viewers, ‘Take Covid seriously. Enough people have died’ but not Dr

Fox News host Sean Hannity has urged viewers to “take Covid seriously” – but later insisted he is not a doctor and “will not tell people what to do”.

During his Monday night show, Hannity spoke directly to his audience about the coronavirus pandemic.

“I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need death anymore. Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor, your doctors, medical professionals you trust based on your unique medical history, your current medical condition, and you and your doctor are making a very important decision for your own safety,” he began.

‘Take it seriously. You also have the right to medical privacy, doctor-patient confidentiality is also important. And it makes perfect sense that many Americans get vaccinated. I believe in science, I believe in the science of vaccination,” Hannity concluded.

Fox News host Sean Hannity told audience to ‘take covid seriously’

In an accompanying tweet, Hannity repeated his plea once again, but would not go so far as to suggest that people get vaccinated, noting that he was “NOT a doctor.”

‘I’ve been saying that on radio and TV in exactly the same way for a while. Like I supported masks early on. What I will not do is tell people what to do as I am NOT a doctor and I believe this decision should be made based on science, research, medical history…’

His plea came in the middle of a segment about some universities deciding to require all students to be vaccinated against the coronavirus when they return to campus next semester.

Hannity brought up the case of a student who had an underlying health condition that could be aggravated by the vaccine, but was denied a medical exemption from the BYU Hawaii University she attended.

annity made the direct plea for the camera during a clip about vaccinations

annity made the direct plea for the camera during a clip about vaccinations

Hannity later repeated his plea in a tweet, but he would not go so far as to suggest that people get vaccinated and emphasize that he was

Hannity later repeated his plea in a tweet, but he would not go so far as to suggest that people get vaccinated and emphasize that he was “NOT a doctor.”

There were some skeptical reactions on social media as to why the influential host suddenly made the direct call.

‘Interestingly, something has changed today… it wasn’t a revelation that maybe he was sickening and killing people, no… let’s see… the markets collapsed today (Dow fell over 700) due to fear that the COVID variant would lead to another recession or even stagflation. FOLLOW THE MONEY always,” one user wrote online.

“He will either be charged or Fox is afraid their viewers will die and @GOP will lose all their voters,” another added.

‘And last but not least. And he should be commended for changing his tune. Yes, it’s late, but he’s going to save a lot of lives,” Moses Kagen wrote.

“It turns out killing your viewers is a bad thing,” tweeted Clue Heywood.

Hannity: “I believe in the science of vaccination.” Apparently hell has frozen over today, pigs can now fly and bears can no longer defecate in the woods. I completely missed all three memos,” joked another Twitter user.

“1.5 years and hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths overdue,” one follower posted.

The stock market collapsed on news of covid spikes. These clowns are losing money. So of course they’re changing their tune now,” another tweet suspected.

There were some skeptical reactions on social media as to why the influential host suddenly made the direct call.

There were some skeptical reactions on social media as to why the influential host suddenly made the direct call.

Hannity’s plea came hours after White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the administration would “welcome” a PSA from former President Donald Trump as India’s Delta variant of COVID-19 devastates unvaccinated areas in the United States .

She did not enthusiastically support the idea, but was asked during the press conference if President Joe Biden would consider calling Trump and enlisting his help in getting more Americans vaccinated against the coronavirus.

The press secretary reiterated that surveys show that the “most trusted voices are local officials – doctors, medical experts, civic leaders, clergy from time to time.”

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during Monday's press conference that the White House would

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during Monday’s press conference that the White House would “welcome” a COVID-19 vaccine PSA with former President Donald Trump when asked if President Joe Biden would call Trump and ask

Psaki also said,

Psaki also said, “We don’t believe an embroidered invitation is necessary to be a part,” when asked if President Joe Biden would contact former President Donald Trump and send him a pro-COVID-19 vaccine would drop PSA

She also noted that other ex-presidents had become involved.

“We’ve seen almost every former president play a role in releasing a PSA to make sure people in the country understand that the vaccine is safe and effective,” Psaki said.

In March, former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama participated in a vaccination PSA along with their spouses.

Trump was the only living president not to participate.

“We don’t believe you need an embroidered invitation to join,” Psaki said of the effort.

“But certainly any role of anyone who has a platform where they can inform the public that the vaccine is safe, it’s effective, we don’t see this as a political issue, we certainly welcome that involvement,” she added.

On Sunday, Trump released a statement mocking Biden for failing to vaccinate Americans faster.

Joe Biden kept talking about how well he’s doing with the distribution of the vaccine developed by Operation Warp Speed ​​or, quite simply, the Trump administration. He is not doing well at all,” the statement read.

“He’s way behind schedule, and people are refusing to take the vaccine because they don’t trust his administration, they don’t trust the election results, and they certainly don’t trust the fake news, which refuses to tell the truth,” Trump continued.

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