Fox News host Greg Gutfield got an awkward smile from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) after making a creepy comment about her, but she sprang back later in the interview to say that she is refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine because she’s a “white common sense conservative.”
Palin appeared on the late night Fox News show Gutfield! yesterday to talk about out CNN host Don Lemon’s plea this week that the U.S. “stop coddling” the unvaccinated.
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“Do I call you governor?” Gutfield asked Palin. “Or can I call you Sarah?”
“Just call me Sarah,” she responded politely.
“Governor is hotter,” Gutfield told the 2008 nominee for vice president, the only woman to ever appear on a Republican presidential ticket.
She smiled awkwardly as his other, male guest laughed.
Since Palin is a veteran of talking to men like Gutfield, she bounced back to say that she’s not getting the COVID-19 vaccine in part because she’s white.
“A combination of bitterness and stupidity has put Lemon on the wrong side of every issue,” Gutfield said, with a banner calling the CNN host “SOUR LEMON” behind him.
“I am one of those white common sense conservatives,” Palin responded, contrasting herself with Lemon, who is Black. “I believe in science and I have not taken the shot.”
“Because I do believe in science. And the Fauci-ism of the day back then was if you had COVID – I’ve had COVID – well then Mother Nature was creating an immunity and, and even today they say you know you’re 27% more immune.”
Gutfield’s other guest, television medical personality Dr. Drew, chimed in to correct her and say that people who have gotten the virus are “27 times” more immune than people who got vaccinated. He did not explain how anyone can be “27 times” more immune than people who are 95% immune to the virus. He has previously referred to COVID-19 as a “press-induced pandemic.”
Studies have shown that people who have had COVID-19 benefit from the vaccine. The CDC recommends the vaccine for people who have already had COVID-19 because a study published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report showed that people who already had COVID-19 are over twice as likely to get it again compared to fully vaccinated people.
One study found that people who got COVID-19 were less likely to get the virus again compared to people who got two doses of the Pfizer vaccine, but even that study found that people who have already had COVID-19 can cut their risk of getting the virus again in half by getting one shot of the vaccine.