Vax-bashing hair stylist whines about feeling 'judged' after being told she doesn't deserve a hospital bed: reporter
CBS News correspondent David Begnaud on Friday reported a story he'd heard about an anti-vaccination hair stylist in his home state of Louisiana, which is being hit hard at the moment by the novel coronavirus.
In a Twitter thread posted Friday, Begnaud explained a story a friend had told him that her hair stylist this week grew defensive when confronted about her refusal to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
"I got a call from a woman who went to get her hair cut today. Her hairstylist is an anti-VAXer (but believes in and has long taken non FDA approved supplements). This woman, who's fully vaccinated, showed up wearing a mask," Begnaud reported. "The stylist told her she didn't need it. The client said that she preferred to wear it. As the cut started, the stylist said, according to the client, that if she got sick with Covid and died 'it was just her time to go.'"
The stylist's sister is currently hospitalized with coronavirus and she said that she would join her there if she got sick with the disease.
That's when the client started challenging her.
"The client said to the stylist that if she got sick she ought not go to the hospital and take up a bed, to which the stylist said 'I feel like you're judging me,'" Begnaud reported.
The stylist also reportedly revealed how she is getting information about vaccines.
"The stylist said she gets her information from a lot of people who sit in her chair for services," Begnaud reported. "The client asked if the stylist had spoken to her doctor. The stylist would not say."
Read the whole thread below.
THREAD: Story out of Louisiana: I got a call from a woman who went to get her hair cut today. Her hairstylist is a… https://t.co/vEWTcODNqz— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676704.0
The stylist also revealed that her sister, who is also unvaccinated, is hospitalized with Covid and is “very sick.”… https://t.co/muEZuabgaS— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676705.0
The client asked if the stylist had spoken to her doctor. The stylist would not say. ______ These are real life s… https://t.co/9RcysGgGjd— David Begnaud (@David Begnaud) 1627676707.0
Vaccinated Americans living in Los Angeles County, California told CNN this week that they've lost patience with their fellow Americans who are refusing to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.
LA County-based educational show host Michael Burns explained to CNN that he's grown particularly angry with people who openly boast about their refusal to get vaccinated.
"There are people who have been flaunting not being vaccinated or not wanting to be vaccinated in both Los Angeles and Southern California more generally," he said. "It's extremely frustrating."
LA County resident Ann Rodarte, meanwhile, said she felt "disappointment" by vaccine resisters because they had spoiled what had been the start of a return to normalcy earlier this summer.
LA County resident Paula Stewart similarly said she was "angry, disappointed and scared" that, because of vax resisters, "this is not going away."
Burns put it even more bluntly and said that vax resisters are "just thinking about it in really selfish terms."
Watch the video below.
Vaccinated Americans say they're fed up with 'selfish' vaccine resisters www.youtube.com
Canada has fined two Americans for providing counterfeit fake vaccination documents and lying about being tested before traveling, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.
"The Public Health Agency of Canada says the travelers also didn't comply with requirements to stay at a government authorized hotel or to get tested upon arrival," the outlet reported. "Canada eased quarantine requirements on July 5 for fully vaccinated Canadians and foreign nationals with an exemption to enter the country, but they must upload their proof of vaccination documents to the ArriveCAN app before entry."
Each traveler was fined a total of $19,720, though the Public Health Agency of Canada noted the two could've been fined $750,000 and sentenced to six months in prison under the country's Quarantine Act.
On Saturday, the watchdog group Media Matters for America reported that Google is profiting from ads for counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination cards.
"Google Shopping lists a counterfeit COVID-19 vaccination card as the first sponsored result under the search terms 'blank vaccination card,' 'blank cdc card,' 'cdc card,' and 'vaccination card.' The 'sponsored' label on the section indicates that Google is 'compensated for clicks' on the ads and that 'advertiser payment to Google may also influence how items are ranked and grouped' in results," MMFA reported.
"The product appears to carry the logos of the Department of Health and Human Services and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The product title says, 'Fill the information yourself.' According to the website, all of the most recent transactions come from buyers in the United States. The lowest price for the counterfeit cards is $0.99 for a set of 20," MMFA added.
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