Fox News RADIOLOGIST Nicole Saphier has upped her game from playing an infectious disease expert on TV as she is now offering apparently unsolicited advice to NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams to drop COVID safety measures.
Sloan Kettering RADIOLOGIST Saphier, you may recall, opposed Obamacare because she thought too many people with health insurance were overburdening the health care system. But she seems to have thrown concern for an overburdened health care system to the wind as she now argues against face mask mandates, vaccine mandates for kids and claims that COVID infection should be accepted as a “form of immunity.”
Top of the list for @ericadamsfornyc:— Nicole Saphier, MD (@NBSaphierMD) December 28, 2021
- Revoke vaccine mandate in kids
- Accept prior infxn as form of immunity
- Remove mask mandate
- Make high quality masks accessible to high risk
- Focus on another public safety issue, CRIME. Punish the criminals, not the victims. #NYC https://t.co/CqMUHECham
This, while RADIOLOGIST Saphier plays COVID expert on the payroll of a network that regularly demonizes Dr. Anthony Fauci and thinks it’s just fine for a host to urge a “deadly” “kill shot” against him while it promotes anti-vaccine disinformation.
To be fair, Saphier sometimes somewhat pushes back against Fox’s COVID disinformation. But no decent physician should want to align herself with a network that undermines COVID vaccines and boosters despite having a strict vaccine mandate policy for itself and its top honchos. Then again, no decent radiologist would routinely go on television and play a COVID expert arguing to let patients die, especially not when her real proficiency is in a completely different field.
(Saphier image via screen grab)
And let’s not fall for the nonsense she’s peddling – mask mandates and vaccination have saved tens of millions of lives. Had Fox News existed during 1917, we might still be in that pandemic. Angry Right Wingers have been lying for nearly 2 years about how getting infected with COVID gives you immunity. Virologists debunked that one in early 2020, and the same angry Right Wingers keep trying to push it anyway. So we’re clear – you can repeatedly be infected with COVID! Just because you had it once does not mean you can’t get it again. And the point of vaccination isn’t that you’ll never get COVID – it’s that you’re less likely to get a severe case that would put you in the hospital. Vaccination and safe protocols are how we can defeat a pandemic like this. Not quack “cures” like ivermectin or hydroxicholoriquine, and not quack “solutions” like telling everyone to go get infected.
The intention of the Right Wing regarding COVID is clearly to prolong the pandemic and use it as a hammer against the Dems in the midterms and the 2024 campaign. I fervently hope that we are able to get enough people vaccinated in the coming months to defeat the pandemic – not just because it will head the Right off at the pass, but more importantly because it will save lives. Something that angry Right Wingers clearly care very little about.