Watch Looney Net Meltdown Over Low Vaccine Interest
On Sunday’s edition of ABC’s This Week, co-moderator Martha Raddatz began her episode by looking down on Americans for 'not listening' to Dr. Anthony Fauci's orders to receive the new vaccine. A large majority of Americans have little to no interest in getting the new booster shot.
Fauci gave what is supposedly his last press briefing before he skirted out of the way in hopes the GOP will forget all about him. In his speech, he pushed the new vaccine and complained about the low rate of receivers.
Raddatz snapped, "You heard Dr. Fauci the administration is launching a new campaign urging people to get those flu shots, get those COVID boosters, about 11 percent have gotten the booster so far, maybe 42 million the flu shot, we’ve talked about this so many times. People aren't listening..."
She then jumped to White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Ashish Jha to ask “what do you do?”
"it's been obviously a long 2.5 years for Americans and we understand that you know, people want to move on, Jha responded. Adding that "the good news is, people can move on if they keep their immunity up to date. I really think when you look historically people tend to get their flu shot in November & December, into January, I think we're gonna see a lot more people getting vaccinated in the upcoming weeks this is why we're launching the campaign we are right now because we think it's incredibly important as we head into the holidays for people to update their immunity, get the new COVID vaccine, get the flu shot, it’s a great way to stay safe and healthy this holiday season."
ABC's Martha Raddatz whines about people not listening to Fauci and getting COVID boosters: "Only about 11% have gotten the booster so far, maybe 42 million the flu shot. We've talked about this so many times. People aren't listening, what do you do?" pic.twitter.com/P0LQGOftKz
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Not settled by Jha's answer, Raddatz continued on with her panic saying, "But there’s also this UCLA study that says that adult flu vaccination rates have declined in states where COVID vaccination rates are also low. So are you concerned that the controversy and hesitancy over COVID vaccines is carrying over to flu vaccines?"
Jha returned to the same talking points saying, "we know these vaccines first of all are incredibly effective, they’re very safe. That’s point number one. I think point number two is we know people get vaccinated when they hear it from trusted voices so our strategy is get out into the community, talk to religious leaders, talk to civil society leaders, [and] community-based organizations. Have them get out into the community and talk to people. I really believe if we do that and we continue pursuing that strategy, more and more Americans are going to get vaccinated."
In short, be prepared, the push is coming back to town.