Fox News hosts were in a huff on Sunday over a “Sesame Street”Special on CNNIt is designed to help families and kids learn about how they can get a COVID-19 shot.

CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and anchor Erica Hill, spoke to the characters Big Bird and Rosita on Saturday to address concerns kids might have about receiving the shot, after the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine got final approval in the U.S.Last week, children aged 5-11 years old.

Fox News hosts are in a huff over a “Sesame Street”Special CNN program to inform families and children about the COVID-19 vaccination Big Bird is also seen. tweeted that he’dbeen immunized.
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Big Bird’s character, who is six years old, was also mentioned. tweeted that he’dbeen immunized.

“My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” the tweet said

According to weekend “Fox & Friends” co-hosts Rachel Campos-Duffy and Will Cain, this amounted to “propaganda.”

“We talked a little bit here earlier about the mandates, about the authoritarianism we see creeping into our society and our culture, what’s most disturbing is what we’re seeing done to our kids,” Campos-Duffy said.

She observed that parents sometimes were angry that their children had to wear masks in order to prevent the spread COVID-19.

“They’re also upset about what I see and I talked about this on prime time this week, a lot of propaganda about the vaccines being not directed to the parents, not information given to parents, so they can make that decision really giving it directly to the kids in some really creepy ways including ‘Sesame Street,’” she continued.

Campos-Duffy said it looked “like a Big Pharma commercial on ‘Sesame Street’”:

Cain slammed Big Bird’s tweet, then falsely claimed that kids weren’t at risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

“The science behind the risk to kids on COVID is just so stark and clear. They’re not at risk to either transmit or get seriously sick from COVID. And yet, as you point out, so few, none really, long-term studies on the effect to children,” he said. “And yet, this type of propaganda is like, oh yeah this is definitely what we need to do.”

Children are more likely than adults to get seriously ill, even though they have a lower risk of becoming seriously ill. At risk of COVID-19. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last monthBetween the ages 5-11, 66 children died of COVID-19 in America. Another 8,300 were hospitalized. A third were admitted to ICU.

It can also be passed to children. According to the CDC, the number of infections among the 5–11 age bracket is on the rise. Children in this age group have seen clinical trials that show the shot is safe and effective at preventing COVID-19.

The “Sesame Street” bit set conservatives on and off Fox News aflutter. On Saturday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) ― who is vaccinated ― and other right-wingers clutched their pearls over Big Bird’s tweet, accusing the children’s program of propaganda and brainwashing kids.

Big Bird was teaching vaccines to kids long before conservative culture began to oppose them. Big Bird and Mr. Snuffleupagus talked about how to get vaccinated against measles.

Source: HuffPost.com.

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