• ‘This Is Not Complicated!' Mitch McConnell Urges Vaccines, Says People Should Ignore ‘Voices That Are Giving Demonstrably Bad Advice'

    3 days ago - By Mediaite

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell opened Tuesday's Senate GOP press conference with an urgent plea for more Americans to get vaccinated.
    With Covid cases rising around the country due to the Delta variant, McConnell said, “It never occurred to me after three highly effective vaccines were developed in under a year that we'd have difficulty getting Americans to take the shots, but that's obviously where we are.”
    McConnell, a polio survivor, has been particularly vocal in recent months encouraging vaccines and specifically addressing hesitancy among Republican men .
    “These shots need to...
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  • WATCH: Jen Psaki Tells CNN Reporter ‘We're in Regular Contact' With Fox News About Their Vaccine Coverage

    3 days ago - By Mediaite

    White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed a report that the White House has had regular “high-level” talks with Fox News about their coverage of COVID-19 and the Covid vaccine.
    At Tuesday's daily briefing, CNN White House correspondent Phil Mattingly asked Psaki about a new report on the talks, telling her “My colleague reported that there have been some high-level discussions, regular high-level discussions, between White House officials and Fox News about coverage related to the pandemic and vaccines over the course of the last several weeks and months,” and asked, “Can you...
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  • WATCH: Stephen A. Smith Does a Double Take After Being Told Some People Believe Covid Vaccines Contain Microchips

    3 days ago - By Mediaite

    Magnets, shedding, microchips - there are many bogus Covid-19 vaccine conspiracy theories spreading on social media. Stephen A. Smith learned of the latter for the first time Tuesday, and the ESPN host was shocked.
    With the college football season nearing, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey stated teams might be forced to forfeit games because of Covid-19 disruptions. SEC media icon Paul Finebaum joined ESPN's First Take Tuesday morning to discuss the decision as teams struggle to reach vaccination rates of 80 percent or more.
    First Take co-host Max Kellerman asked Finebaum about college...
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