Defending people who don't want to get vaccinated, Brian Kilmeade argues it's not the government's job to protect people from dying

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Citation From the July 19, 2021, edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): So now they're going to start with the mask mandates. You know it's gonna come to come to New York, every liberal city near you. Even though you got the shot, even though you can prove that you're vaccinated if they even ask. We thought that was gonna be the debate. Now they're gonna say the vaccine must not be effective because now they want you to wear a mask everywhere because there might be somebody, according to Anthony Fauci, immunocompromised around you. So you should alter your lifestyle, especially if you're 6 or 7 years old. Put a mask on. Fantastic.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): It sounds like it's for the unvaccinated. It's for the people who have not — you were just talking to Jon Taffer. He said, look, he was out in Mt. Rushmore, thousands of people, nobody was wearing a mask. Remember, the rule is if you've been vaccinated, you don't need to wear the mask, but if you have not been vaccinated, you need to wear a mask.

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): It depends on where you live. In L.A. County, everyone has to wear —

DOOCY: It is a suggestion. And so there are a lot of people who see, hey, I don't have to wear a mask because that person is not wearing a mask — there are a lot of people faking it. 

KILMEADE: Guess what? But listen, if you didn't get a vaccination, that's your choice, but if you did, like I did and they did and maybe you did, then you should not wear a mask. And if you did and if you want to go cliff diving this weekend, you don't have to check with me. It seems a little dangerous, but I'm not going to judge you, and if you go ahead and put yourself in danger, if you feel as though this is not something for you, don't do it, but don't affect my life.

DOOCY: Ninety-nine percent of the people who are dying from COVID are unvaccinated.

KILMEADE: That's their choice. 

DOOCY: They don't wanna die. So the administration and the government is saying we need the mask mandate to protect the unvaccinated. 

KILMEADE: That is not their job. It's not their job to protect anybody.