Dr. Zeke Emanuel joined MSNBC’s Kristen Welker after Pfizer submitted to the FDA its request for an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children aged 6 months to 5 years. They discussed a poll showing that parents were reluctant to vaccinate their young children, but Emanuel said that vaccinating kids 5 and up seemed like a no-brainer — “I’m confused about parents’ attitude,” he said, noting that “with the omicron variant, kids are either going to get the vaccine or they’re likely to get a serious condition of omicron.”
“With the omicron variant, kids are either going to get the vaccine or they're likely to get a serious condition of omicron,” Dr. Emanuel says. https://t.co/neKBmMFZjN
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 4, 2022
Just how serious of a condition are we talking?
Retract this now.
— Tyson Yohe (@Tysonyohe) February 4, 2022
— Chris Ardizzone (@Ardi44) February 4, 2022
But @joerogan is the problem.
— Jbob1981 (@JoshBob1981) February 4, 2022
And they want to shut down Joe Rogan for misinformation.
This is a complete lie. https://t.co/vrZ28Fhlff
— GuessWho (@AmicaIncongnita) February 4, 2022
Omg. How could you publish something this demonstrably false?
— Gale Morrison (@GaleMorrisonEd) February 4, 2022
— Priscilla Lo #TesttoStay (@Priscilla__Lo) February 4, 2022
This is literally not true.
— John Borell (@johnborell) February 4, 2022
They have embraced the fake news model tightly. Let's hope they eventually suffocate it. https://t.co/oNZQIDVaHh
— Bohemio of the Reeeeing Twenties (@El__Bohemio) February 4, 2022
This is irresponsible fear mongering. Omicron is the mildest variant yet, and children are better equipped to handle it than anyone else. They're not going to get a "serious condition" unless they already have one.
— Michael Wayne (@Michael49645380) February 4, 2022
This isn’t remotely true. Yes, Covid can cause serious illness in children. But it’s extremely uncommon (rare, even?). To present this as either get them vaccinated or they’ll end up with a “serious condition” is mind boggling bad. No wonder parents are terrified. https://t.co/qfdsuWwasN
— Jamie Hale (@RichmondWahoo) February 4, 2022
Anyone who is a rational thinking human being should immediately report this for Covid-19 misinformation. It's been known since the beginning, that kids are at statistically ZERO risk from Covid, for ALL variants, PERIOD! And omicron is even less dangerous to ALL cohorts! https://t.co/SZCZ6eSg4y
— Lord of the Flyaways 🇺🇸 (@HangaburDad) February 4, 2022
Report this dangerous misinformation. https://t.co/ItT0JrvxBd
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 4, 2022
This is absolute misinformation. @MSNBC should pull this tweet down…and fact check Emanuel, who is simple wrong.
Omicron is more transmissable. Kids are getting it at high rates. But the VAST majority (over 99.5%) recover without any problem.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) February 4, 2022
This is malpractice
— GT (@23rads) February 4, 2022
The omicron wave is practically done and here’s MSNBC with some misinformation and fearmongering.
— ilana horowitz (@NYC_essentialSW) February 4, 2022
Zeke going for the big bonus this year
— Will (@MisterB3) February 4, 2022
@ZekeEmanuel could you please enumerate the “serious condition[s] of omicron” that children are likely to get? Also, can you provide statistical probability for these?
— The MacDonough Admìnistration (@4thegoodofwhom) February 4, 2022
Vaccinate your 5-year-old or they’ll get a “serious condition” of omicron.
Slate writer explains the ‘agony’ of parents with children under 5 who can’t get vaccinated yet https://t.co/xcfRE2N1IB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 13, 2022