Meghan McCain is drawing ire over her latest comments about The view. The controversy started as McCain, 36, and the other co-hosts discussed the COVID-19 launch of the vaccine in Monday’s episode.
When it was time to speak, McCain showed a clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to President Joe Biden, saying he was not prepared to issue a recommendation on whether he is okay or not that vaccinated people are giving up COVID-19 precautions just yet.
McCain criticized Fauci’s “terribly inconsistent messages”, stating that she has been “responsible” since the start of the pandemic and wanted to know when she could return to normal life. Furthermore, he questioned why other countries like Israel are encouraging a return to normalcy after their citizens are vaccinated, while the United States has not yet done so.
“The idea that I can get vaccinated and I won’t be able to see friends, and nothing in life changes, and that we are going to have to wear masks forever, I don’t understand the importance of getting the vaccine because at this moment we should want as many Americans as possible possible to get vaccinated, “he began, before making the statement that actually sparked the uproar of criticism.
“The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of The viewI do not know when or how I will be able to receive a vaccine because the implementation for my age range and my health is very nebulous, “he said.” I have no idea when and how I can get it. I want to get it. If you call me at three in the morning, I’ll go anywhere anytime to get it. “
McCain said that while she wants to “be responsible and obviously wait my turn,” the launch of the vaccine has been “a disaster.”
“Obviously I understand President [Donald] Trump may take much of the blame, but now we are in the Biden administration. I, for one, would like to have something to look forward to and look forward to, “he said.” Because if getting the vaccine means that nothing changes and we have to wait a few more years for everyone to get it … about Dr. Fauci. “
In fact, McCain said he thinks Biden should “remove” Fauci and install someone in his position who “maybe understands the science or can talk to other countries about how we can be more like these places that are doing it successfully.” .
Whoopi Goldberg responded to McCain’s remarks, saying that Israel has been able to implement the vaccine successfully because it is a smaller country made up of people who have worn masks as recommended, unlike the US.
“You could probably get your vaccine, but you’re going to go outside and be around people who haven’t been given the opportunity,” Goldberg said. “They still don’t know how protected you’ll be. This is all something we’ll know when the science makes sense. Or we could have him just say, ‘Yes!’ And then we’ll take him to the other side when he’s wrong. “
“I understand what you’re saying. I know what I’m saying is controversial, really,” McCain chimed in, as Goldberg and Joy Behar tried to speak. “But I’m not a phony. I’m not going to go on the air and say something different than what I’m saying in private.”
McCain tweeted a similar sentiment after the segment aired.
Outside of McCain’s statements, Twitter users mostly disagreed with his statement: “The fact that I, Meghan McCain, co-host of The view, I don’t know when or how I can get a vaccine. ” One person wrote that “the most vulnerable people MUST have priority”, while other tell her to “sit to this”.
McCain retweeted messages from people who agreed with his point, one of whom asked how the co-host “is the only one questioning this”, while another said that Fauci is trying to “extend his ‘fifteen minutes of world fame'”.
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