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On the morning of former Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell’s death from complications of COVID-19, Fox News anchor John Roberts boosted vaccine skepticism in a now-deleted tweet. Roberts failed to acknowledge Powell’s battle with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that impairs the body’s ability to fight infections.
Shortly after deleting his tweet, Roberts denied that he was pushing anti-vaccine rhetoric and that he was “stunned” to hear about Powell’s death from COVID-19.
Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that unvaccinated people are 11 times more likely to die from COVID-19 than those who are fully vaccinated.
Twitter users swiftly called out the Fox News anchor for questioning the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines as the unvaccinated make up the majority of recent deaths from the virus in the U.S.: