"Fox & Friends" hosts sniping at each other over masks and vaccine mandates in the city of New York has the flavor of a parent using logic and calm when arguing with a cranky toddler. Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade assume these roles splendidly.
Doocy (Parent): He (Mayor de Blasio) could be right…it could convince people to go ahead and get the vaccine…
Kilmeade (Brat): So what?
Parent: If you talk to him he'd say it's a public health crisis…
Brat: Who wants to talk to him?
Parent: He's the mayor.
Of course the clincher is Kilmeade considering that any kind of government mandate during a pandemic, whether it is in the interest of protecting the public and mitigating losses or not, is akin to Taliban rule. So, if I'm ever around Kilmeade [who would ever want to be around him?] I'm sure he'd support my right to wave carpet filled with toxic mold in his face and blind him with a laser pointer. You know, we don't want to live under these authoritarian oppressive Afghani Draconian rules. I should be able to do what I want and enjoy my hobbies despite his personal comfort or health.
Kilmeade also falsely claimed that people don't need a vaccine if they have antibodies from a past COVID-19 infection. Medical professionals and infectious disease experts recommend that those who've already had the virus get vaccinated because the vaccines offer a far higher level of protection from reinfection. The Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that unvaccinated people who've been infected with COVID-19 in the past are almost two and half times more likely than vaccinated people to contract COVID-19 again.
Kilmeade with false claims? Perish the thought.