Fox News personality Sean Hannity urged viewers to receive COVID-19 vaccination on Monday during his program, saying, “Please take COVID seriously.”
“Please take COVID seriously, I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more deaths,” Hannity said on his nightly program.
“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 make a very important decision for your own safety. Take it seriously.”
SEAN HANNITY: “Please take Covid seriously. I can’t say it enough. Enough people have died. We don’t need any more death. Research like crazy. Talk to your doctor… I believe in science. I believe in the science of vaccination.” pic.twitter.com/tOi5ebpqSf
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A House Divided?
Fox New hosts Steve Doocy and Bill Hemmer also spoke out on Monday to encourage more Americans to get vaccinated, according to The Hill.
Not all Fox News hosts have taken Hannity’s pro-vaccine approach. The network has come under increasing criticism from those who claims its hosts are misleading people regarding COVID-19 vaccines.
Popular Fox News personalities Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham have spoken against aspects of COVID-19 vaccinations, sometimes attacking the science involved.
The concerns have recently increased as the nation once against faces rising positive COVID-19 test numbers in recent weeks. The majority of cases have reportedly been among those unvaccinated.
A Returning Problem?
Los Angeles County in California returned to an indoor mask policy for all people, whether vaccinated or not, last weekend. Other communities have “encouraged” the same or are considering new measures.
In addition, President Joe Biden recently announced his “door-to-door” effort to send people in areas with low vaccination rates to help increase the percentage of Americans receiving the vaccine.
The latest Hannity push likely hopes to show that the network encourages vaccination and remains in line with health recommendations.
Though not all of Fox News’ leaders will agree, Hannity’s words will carry much weight in presenting the network as pro-vaccine against the accusations of those attacking it as being against COVID-19 vaccinations.