Fox News Anchor Deletes Tweet Questioning Vaccines’ Efficacy

Fox News anchor John Roberts not only walked back but deleted a tweet on Monday regarding the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell death from COVID-19 complications. His original tweet suggested Powell’s death could raise “new concerns” about the long-term efficacy of vaccinations.

Powell, who was 84-years-old and fully vaccinated according to his family, had been diagnosed from multiple myeloma, a type of blood cancer that weakens the body’s ability to protect against infections.

Fox News anchor John Roberts deleted a tweet today that seemed to question the long-term efficacy of COVID vaccinations as he reported the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell

From The Hill:

Roberts’s deleted tweet said “the fact that Colin Powell died from a breakthrough COVID infection raises new concerns about how effective vaccines are long-term.”

It was met with an immediate backlash online, where plenty of those responding noted that Powell’s age and specific health history put him at a higher risk for COVID-19.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among the 187 million vaccinated Americans, there have been roughly 7,000 breakthrough cases resulting in death, Peter Hotez of the Baylor College of Medicine noted. 6,000 of those are over the age of 65, suggesting a breakthrough case leading to death is extremely rare.

After catching a lot of flack for his tweet, Roberts deleted the post and attempted to explain himself: