On Friday evening’s edition of CNN’s Don Lemon Tonight, anchor Don Lemon expressed frustration with Americans who continue to refuse to be vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the frightening uptick in infections and hospitalizations due to the Delta variant. “How many people have to die,” Lemon asked, saying “if behavior is idiotic and nonsensical, I think that you need to tell people that their behavior is idiotic and nonsensical.”
Lemon went on to say ask why so many adults are “believing people on the internet instead of science and experts? Why are they believing Donald Trump, who lies more than he tells the truth on any given day of the week?”
Earlier in the evening, CNN aired an interview with a Florida woman who refused to get the vaccine—but later contracted Covid and said “it was horrifying.” Ganeene Starling became so sick she was hospitalized for nine days, including six in the intensive care unit. She now urges anyone who has doubts or reservations of getting vaccinated, to “just get the stupid shot…I feel foolish that I didn’t get it…it could have saved my family so much heartache.”
On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, correspondent Randi Kaye said Starling planned to get the vaccine as soon as she has recovered—and all members of her family will get the shot as well.