Social media users demanded apology from Rachel Maddow, MSNBC, and MSNBC for insisting in March that the COVID-19 vaccination stops the virus in its tracks and prevents any further transmission. Maddow stated that vaccines are effective enough to stop the virus from infecting everyone who has been vaccinated. This was her opinion on Maddow’s show, March 29, 2021.
She added, “A vaccinated person is exposed to the virus, but the virus doesn’t infect them. The virus cannot then use that person anywhere else.” It cannot use a vaccinated individual as a host to infect more people. She said that vaccines would “get us to the other side of this.”
The COVID-19 vaccines were effective against the first coronavirus strains, but the rapid spread and emergence of the omicron variant have raised concerns. Initial research has shown that the symptoms of omicron cases are milder than those in previous coronavirus strains, but they are also more contagious.
The medical community is urging Americans to get further protection in light of this new threat. Laboratory tests revealed that two doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are not enough to protect against infection. However, booster shots of these vaccines produce virus-fighting antibodies that can fight omicron.
Social media users informed MSNBC that Maddow’s March declaration is now under scrutiny. More observers called for an apology or update from Maddow and MSNBC. “Will she retract her statement? Will she apologize?” Fox News host Rachel Campos Duffy asked.