Unvaccinated COVID victims issue dire warnings to learn from their mistakes: 'I didn't think I was going to get it'
On Wednesday's edition of "The Lead," CNN ran a segment on unvaccinated people who deeply regret their decisions after either falling ill or losing loved ones to COVID-19.
CNN host Jake Tapper began by running down some of the dismal numbers on the current state of the pandemic in America.
"With less than 50 percent of the United States fully vaccinated, coronavirus has been ripping through unvaccinated communities," said anchor Jake Tapper. "Since last spring, we... have been reading about our fellow Americans who did not take COVID seriously enough or who scoffed at science. And far too often we've been reading about these individuals in the obituaries. And we don't blame them. We blame the charlatans and elsewhere who have lied to them... but we do think it's worth taking a listen to some of their regrets."
He then cut to interviews of COVID patients who regretted not getting the vaccine.
"I just thought, if I live through this, I want to go on a mission to try to help people to see that it is not worth not taking the vaccine," said COVID survivor Linda Edwards.
"If it can take a healthy person, you know, and do what happened to my son and it take his life, then why wouldn't you want to take the vaccine?" said Christy Carpenter, who lost her unvaccinated son.
"I didn't think I was going to get it," said nurse practitioner Aaron Hartle. "It never occurred to me that it was a choice between getting vaccinated and getting really sick ... I worry that my example to them was the wrong example."
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'Patriots will never forget!' Frantic Trump vows 'lots of primaries' if GOP gives Biden infrastructure win
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday night delivered a frantic statement demanding that Senate Republicans vote against the bipartisan infrastructure deal.
""Hard to believe our Senate Republicans are dealing with the Radical Left Democrats in making a so-called bipartisan bill on 'infrastructure,' with our negotiators headed up by SUPER RINO Mitt Romney," Trump began.
Trump then fumed that the bill would give Biden a "win" he could tout in 2022, and also predicted that the infrastructure bill "will be a continued destruction of our Country."
Trump finished off his statement by threatening any Republican who votes for the bill.
"Don't do it Republicans -- Patriots will never forget!" Trump concluded. "If this deal happens, lots of primaries will be coming your way!"
Trump frequently vowed to rebuild America's infrastructure during his four years in office, but he never got anywhere close to a deal that could pass Congress.
Read the full statement below.
NEW! President Trump warns GOP NOT to accept "infrastructure" bill negotiated by RINOs! https://t.co/kM5ZYxseGC— Liz Harrington (@Liz Harrington) 1627509029.0
Conspiracy nut who says COVID vaccine makes women spontaneously bleed joins Trump's social media lawsuit: report
On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Naomi Wolf, the former Bill Clinton adviser and feminist author turned COVID-19 conspiracy theorist, joined former President Donald Trump's lawsuit to restrict social media companies' right to suspend or ban people from their platforms.
"In an amended complaint filed in federal court on Wednesday, Wolf says that Twitter blew up her personal and professional life by sharing her public tweets with bizarre vaccine misinformation to news organizations and that the suspension of her account caused her to lose 'over half of her business model, investors in her business, and other sources of income,'" reported Adam Rawnsley.
Wolf was banned from her social media accounts due to increasingly unhinged conspiracy theories about vaccines and the COVID-19 pandemic. She has claimed that masks deprive children of oxygen and stunt their social development; that women can spontaneously bleed just from being around vaccinated persons; that Moderna's vaccine is a "software platform" that can reprogram the human body; and that the vaccines contain "nanoparticles that let you travel back in time." She has even headlined anti-vaccine events that compare vaccines to slavery. Fox News has often given her a platform to spread her beliefs as well.
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