Fox News host claims COVID precautions are a secret plot to make Americans obese so they purchase weight loss pills

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Citation From the April 26, 2023, edition of Fox News' Jesse Watters Primetime

RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY (HOST): Pandemic would have been a really great time to scare America back into shape. We learned early on that one of the biggest predictors of COVID-related deaths was obesity.

But what did Democrats do? They shut down the playgrounds, gyms, and they forced you to stay in your house and order takeout. Instead of focusing on our health, America put on the pandemic equivalent of the freshman 15.


If her response sounds strange, this might put some of the missing pieces together. Dr. Stanford has taken thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk which manufactures the miracle weight loss drug Ozempic. Can you say conflict of interest?