Ted Cruz accuses vaccinated Pino of ‘government propaganda’ | Abroad

The American version of Pino wrote on Twitter that he had received his corona jab and that his wing felt “a little sore”, but that the vaccination offers his body “extra protection that keeps me and others healthy.” He did this in response to the CDC’s advice to give children between the ages of 5 and 12 a modified dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, as part of the fight against corona. About 28 million American children are eligible for such a shot.

The CDC said in October that the number of corona infections among this group of children is increasing and now accounts for 10.6 percent of all new corona infections in the US. Children generally run less risk of a serious illness, but can pass the virus on to others. In addition, the CDC said that 66 American children between the ages of 5 and 11 have died of corona.


Yet many right-wing opinion makers immediately backed Cruz. For example, Lisa Boothe of Fox News called Pino’s tweet “disturbed” and further described it as “brainwashing children who are not at risk from corona.” Steve Cortes of the conservative medium Newsmax also called Pino’s message “propaganda” and “malicious.”

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Senator Ted Cruz

Senator Ted Cruz

Critics of Cruz, however, point out that the educational Sesame Street is much more likely to provide health advice. The Twitter account Muppet Wiki, for example, soon posted a video of Sesame Street from 1972, in which Pino also urges children to get vaccinated against diseases. Sesame Street has also used its popular characters on several occasions to encourage parents to protect their children from the coronavirus.

Source: De Telegraaf by www.telegraaf.nl.

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