MSNBC host Joe Scarborough attacked his critics on Wednesday after he was mocked online for lamenting his not having received a fourth COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
What is the background?
Scarborough revealed on “Morning Joe” Tuesday that he regretted not yet having received his fourth booster shot. At the same time, Scarborough admitted that he had been “completely knocked down” with COVID after receiving his third booster shot.
“Instead of me being down for a month with fatigue, if I had taken the [fourth] booster, I would have probably sneezed, said, ‘What was that?’ and kept going,” Scarborough lamented.
The admission that he has already received three COVID booster shots and believed he needed a fourth led to widespread mockery online and accusations that his line of thinking is “bats**t insane.”
What happened next?
Scarborough responded to his critics on “Morning Joe” Wednesday, condemning people skeptical about COVID booster shots as “anti-vaxxers.”
“I felt really sorry for anti-vaxxers and their children when they were left-wing freaks. And I feel really sorry for anti-vaxxers and their children now that they’re right-wing freaks,” he said. “Their conspiracy theories are so bizarre. They’re ignoring science.”
“You know, yesterday when I was talking about getting COVID, and I should have gotten a fourth booster shot. A lot of these freaks were, ‘Oh, fourth booster shot, robot.’ No, listen, here’s the deal, moron,” he went on to say. “If you get a flu shot, what do you do? Do you go to the doctor? ‘Oh my god, you want me to have a 50th flu shot?’ No. You get a flu shot every year.”
The MSNBC host added that booster shots are necessary every six months and that being healthy is contingent upon receiving regular booster shots. He even claimed that not receiving the shots is akin to smoking cigarettes.
“Put on your big boy pants. Put on your big girl pants,” he said. “And if you want to be healthy, I don’t care if you don’t, that’s your business, smoke cigarettes, do whatever you want to do, stay up all night, don’t sleep. That’s fine. Be unhealthy. Your choice.”
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Ironically, Scarborough repeated his claim that receiving COVID boosters will make a COVID infection “less intense,” despite just one day earlier admitting that he had an intense infection after his third booster.
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