Podcast commentator Megyn Kelly called CDC Director Rochelle Walensky "an hysteric" for her policy pronouncements regarding COVID-19 masks requirements and vaccinations – particularly for children, comparing her to the oddball relative that seems to attend family reunions.
Appearing as the first guest on the debut of "Eric Bolling The Balance" on Newsmax on Wednesday, Kelly excoriated Walensky, President Joe Biden's appointee to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"You ever go to one of those family reunions, or what have you, and there's this one hysteric there?" Kelly asked. "And she's constantly obsessing over everything. Like, 'Oh, don't touch that; Watch out for this; The oven; The this.' And you just tune this person out? Well, she's running the CDC. And Rochelle Walensky should not be running the CDC."
Kelly took issue with Tuesday's announcement the CDC was recommending fully vaccinated people wear facial masks indoors, reversing earlier pronouncements, and that children wear masks in school this fall.
Kelly remarked that more than 80% of deaths due to COVID-related causes in the United States are people who are 65 older, and 90% of that population has received at least one of the inoculations while 80% have received two doses.
"The rest of us are at a minuscule risk from dying from COVID and most of us have gotten vaccinated too," she said. "The ones who haven't gotten vaccinated are the children, in particular, and there are almost no risk from dying from COVID.
"And so, what is this about? This is about Rochelle's hysterics that some of the unvaccinated people between, let's say 50 and 65, are catching COVID and are in trouble for it. Well, that they have themselves to blame for that."
Recently at a town hall in Cincinnati, Biden suggested the vaccine would be eligible for children under 12 within weeks.
Kelly, who has three children, was especially animated about vaccines for kids.
"It's bad enough when they do it to you, but now they're trying to tell me that they they're going to dictate what happens with my child? My three children who are now 11, 10 and 8, with an experimental vaccine, that maybe if we're quote 'lucky' will be approved for my soon to be 12 year old by September," she said.
"Well, I don't want it to be approved, I mean, I don't want him to get it, right. I don't want my little ones to get it because they're about to open up [vaccine approval for ages]between 5 and 11 to at some point this fall . . . I am not sticking a needle in my children's arm with an experimental vaccine, the long-term effects of which we know nothing when they're at minuscule risk."
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