Speaking from quarantine due to his recent COVID-19 infection, Fox News host Neil Cavuto urged people to get vaccinated.
“Take the political speaking points and toss them for now. I’m begging you … think of others around you” — Cavuto to anti-vaxxers pic.twitter.com/qnlthQEtRA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 24, 2021
Fox News’ Neil Cavuto urged network viewers to get vaccinated in his first on-air comments since he was diagnosed with a breakthrough coronavirus case.
Cavuto, who has multiple sclerosis and an open history of health issues, has been off the air since last week after testing positive for Covid.
When the news first broke, the Fox anchor noted in a statement to Mediaite that “had I not been vaccinated, and with all my medical issues, this would be a far more dire situation.”
Here’s the transcript:
“The situation for me being immuno-compromised, half the cases we’re hearing on the breakthrough front are among the immuno-compromised, people like me who had and have multiple sclerosis or prior heart situations or cancer.
“There are many like that all around us, and mine is not secret at Fox. But there are plenty of people around around you, Howie, at Fox and all types of business environments who are susceptible to this kind of thing. You can help them out a lot if you can get vaccinated. Think of someone else and what it could mean for them and their survivability for something like this. We’ll all be better off.
“I can’t stress this enough. It’s not about left or right, not who’s conservative or liberal. Last time I checked, everyone, regardless of political persuasion is coming down with this. Take the political speaking points and toss them! For now, I’m begging you, toss them! And think of what’s good not only for yourself but those around you.
“If you think it’s a pain in the ass, I get that. But think of people around you. I daresay, people who have experienced this or have seen loved ones affected by this or died from this are not judging the wisdom of mandates. They’re wishing they got vaccinated, and they didn’t. Don’t let that happen.”