MSNBC Anchor Nicolle Wallace admitted in an awkward segment that she considers herself a “groupie” for Dr. Anthony Fauci and follows all of his advice, The Daily Caller reported.
“I’m a Fauci groupie,” Wallace gushed. “I’m a thrice-vaccinated, mask adherent. I buy N-95 masks by the caseload. They’re in every pocket. I wear them everywhere except when I sit down.”
Wallace said she continues to fear the Omicron COVID-19 variant, even though several studies have shown that the disease causes less severe illness and far fewer deaths than the Delta variant, The Independent reported.
“And I am certain that this is not a variant I can outrun, and I wonder where you think this sort of conversation is heading at this moment?,” she asked.
MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson said that a “fatalism” or “nihilism” exists among the triple-vaccinated maskers because they fear that they will contract COVID-19 despite their precautions.
Johnson, who described himself as “extra paranoid,” said he knows at least seven people who contracted COVID-19 despite wearing masks, receiving multiple shots, distancing from others, and isolating themselves in their homes.
“My goodness, the same things that I’ve been doing to be careful, that have kept me safe for a year and a half, are no longer working,” he said.
Johnson then said that triple-vaxxed maskers may have to admit that “we’re all going to get it.”
Wallace referenced poll results showing that unvaccinated Americans do not fear COVID-19 as much as tripled-vaccinated Americans.
“I don’t think anyone is suggesting anyone is trying to get Covid,” she said, “but I think that the polling suggests that vaccinated Americans are more scared of getting Covid than unvaccinated Americans.”
Wallace did not appear concerned about the high levels of anxiety and fear among the vaccinated.
“The rupture is so complete that the people who carry around multiple masks in their pockets, have had three shots, have unvaccinated kids under 10, are scared out of their freaking minds,” she said, “and the unvaccinated are sort of humming along until they end up on a ventilator.”