After being notably absent from the show in the new year, host Steve Doocy returned to Fox & Friends, describing how his family -- including his son and Fox News employee Peter Doocy -- were hit hard by the omicron variant of the coronavirus over the holidays. Doocy used the experience to encourage viewers to get vaccinated and boosted (which is the best protection available). As Doocy did this, his longtime co-host Brian Kilmeade went back to casting doubt on boosters.
When Doocy encouraged vaccination on Thursday morning, his own co-hosts immediately railroaded him and undermined his point. Doocy implored viewers to get vaccinated and boosted, relaying a metaphor from his doctor who likened the vaccines to a kevlar vest that protects wearers from bullets killing them, if not from being shot. In return, co-host Ainsley Earhardt bemoaned that different doctors were telling her different things. Kilmeade railed against the vaccines, saying he did not want to become a human pincushion, adding that he heard anti-vaccine doctor Robert Malone talk with Joe Rogan.
Watch the segment here:
The three hosts were still broadcasting from different studios due to Fox’s pandemic precautions.