Fox Host: ‘Progressives’ Caused Vaccine Problem, Big Gov’t Making It Worse

Fox News personality Kennedy discusses vaccination during the Feb. 2 episode of "Outnumbered."
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Fox News host Kennedy said on Monday she knew exactly who’s to blame for anti-vaccination movement: progressives.

But she also said there’s one group that’s even worse.

“The only thing I despise more than irrational progressives who don’t vaccinate their children are government bureaucrats who tend to overblow these public health crises,” the former MTV VJ, who goes by just one name, said on the Fox News show “Outnumbered.”

Although Kennedy cast doubt on the scale of the measles outbreak in the U.S., which has been blamed in large part on parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, she suggested that parents have a responsibility to do so.

“Sure, it may be a parent’s choice whether or not they vaccinate a child,” she said. “The problem is, when you get my child sick, it’s not just your problem or your choice.”

In contrast, guest panelist Gen. Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, offered a forceful defense of vaccines.

“For the military, infectious disease is a readiness issue,” Keane said. “If you don’t have a measles vaccination, we’re going to give it to you. Because our Army would fall apart if we had infectious diseases.”

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