Gayle King does not have time for those who choose not to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
The “CBS This Morning” host was interviewing Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday when she mentioned how any family members not getting the vaccine wouldn’t be invited on an upcoming vacation.
Daily COVID cases are rising again across most of the U.S. Over the past week, new cases are up by 66%, and infection rates are rising in more than three dozen states.
Health officials say the speed of the Delta variant's spread is worrisome.
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“I don’t know how many more times you can say to people, ‘Listen, it will save your life,'” she told Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor.
King continued, “I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I’m now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That’s how strongly I’m taking what you’re saying.”
Dr. Fauci appeared on the morning show to emphasize the importance of getting the vaccine. Currently, under half of the U.S. population have been vaccinated.
He also discussed the highly contagious Delta variant.
Fauci told King, “We really need to get more people vaccinated because that’s the solution. This virus will, in fact, be protected against, with the vaccine.”