In an appearance on “MediaBuzz” on Sunday, Neil Cavuto, host of Fox News’ “Your World With Neil Cavuto,” begged Fox viewers to get COVID-19 vaccines.
Cavuto, who revealed that he tested positive for the coronavirus last week, stressed that he was already feeling better, and that his doctors said that being fully vaccinated had kept him from experiencing “far more dire” consequences.
"Half the cases on the breakthrough front are among the immunocompromised, people like me who have had and have MS or prior heart situations or cancer," he said.
While getting vaccinated is a “private decision,” he said, “if you can get vaccinated and think of someone else and think of what that could mean to them and their survivability from this, we'd all be better off."
"Take the political speaking points and toss them," he said. "I beg you, toss them... This is not about left or right. This is not about who's conservative or liberal. Last time I checked, everyone regardless of political persuasion is coming down with this... I'm begging you to think of what's good not only for yourself but for those around you."
“Life is too short to be an ass," he concluded. "Life is way too short to be ignorant of the promise of something that is helping people worldwide. Stop the deaths. Stop the suffering. Please, get vaccinated. Please.“
Some Fox News hosts, including Bret Baier and Dana Perino, have publicized their vaccinations or made positive comments about vaccines, but others, like Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, have tried to cast doubt on the efficacy of the vaccines and condemned vaccine mandates.
Fox Corp. last month required all employees to report evidence of their vaccination status, and now requires that unvaccinated employees be tested daily in order to work in the company's facilities.
Nearly 740,000 people in the U.S. have died from COVID.