2021-07-21 10:08:02

Newsmax Hosts Spreads Ignorant, Dangerous Anti-Vax Disinformation

Newsmax continues to position itself as to the right of Fox News, which means that at this point, they need to play up fear about the coronavirus vaccines. That’s why one of their hosts, Rob Schmitt, felt compelled on his show recently to talk about how vaccines are not natural. Schmitt said, “I always think about just nature and the way everything works. And I feel like a vaccination in a weird way is just kind of generally going against nature.” He went on to say that if there’s a disease that is going to wipe out a certain portion of the population, then that’s simply part of the “ebbs and flows” of the natural world. Therefore, it is wrong to develop vaccines to counteract that. This is so painfully stupid for a number of reasons: Vaccines are created in the natural world and because humans are a part of nature, they are in a sense “natural.” But furthermore, accepting Schmitt’s view of the world means that many people will suffer and die for no reason whatsoever. The same case can be made about any medicine or treatment, because even though they may help people and do a tremendous amount of good, one can argue they’re working against “nature.”

Later on in the segment, Schmitt brought on Dr. Peter McCullough from Texas A&M to back up his claims. They got sidetracked a bit, but McCullough said “there are some reports that support what you’re saying” because the diversity of strains is narrowing among vaccinated populations so there will be a smaller number of variants. The doctor then went on to say that vaccines should be targeted to elderly populations and the people who are most at-risk. It’s discussions like these that fuel vaccine skepticism and hesitancy and ultimately lead to more hospitalizations and deaths.

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