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Biden glad some conservatives now support COVID vaccines

U.S. President Joe Biden said he was grateful that some conservative TV pundits and Republican leaders were finally urging Americans to get vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.”Rather than be critical of it, I thank them for it. I think it’s a matter of, first of all in truth, I don’t know how many of them believe what they were saying. They may have really believed it.”Right-wing Fox News commentators such as Tucker Carlson, Laura Ingraham and others have often cast doubt on the vaccines’ safety and efficacy, sowing skepticism among the cable network’s millions of nightly viewers.One of those singled out by the network hosts was Dr. Peter Hotez of the Baylor College of Medicine. In a segment on Ingraham’s show at the beginning of July, Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis derided Dr. Hotez and other health experts who warned this summer could see a spike of new cases…

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