Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) has faced criticism online as a video surfaced showing how differently she speaks about vaccines while on Fox News compared to CNN.
In an interview with Fox News on Sunday, Mace told Jason Chaffetz she believed in “natural immunity.” But just hours later, she appeared on CNN to tout vaccinations and highlight the dangers of COVID.
“One of the things that the CDC has not done and no policy at the federal level has done is taken into account what natural immunity does, and that may be what we’re seeing in Florida today,” Mace complained. “In some studies that I’ve read, natural immunity gives you 27 times more protection against future COVID than a vaccination.”
“So we need to take all of the science into account and not selectively choosing what science to follow when we are making policy decisions,” Mace added.
Later in the day, Mace spoke to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins where she encouraged people to get vaccinations and wear masks to prevent contracting COVID.
“COVID-19 is very serious business,” Mace began. “I’m a long hauler. This is a disease and illness we should take seriously. I want to encourage the American people to talk to their doctors and talk about getting vaccinated. I was recently diagnosed, Caitlyn, with asthma and I had covid-19 a year and a half ago. I’m still feeling the repercussions a year and a half later.”
When you’re on Fox vs when you’re on CNN pic.twitter.com/miHJTbEMzY
— Acyn (@Acyn) November 29, 2021
Many viewers took to social media to call out Mace for her comments, including a Johns Hopkins surgeon, Joseph Sakran, who dubbed them “reckless” in a Twitter post.
He Tweeted a clip of Mace on Fox News with the caption: “As a critical care surgeon, let’s just be clear about how wrong and reckless Nancy Mace is. This is one of the many reasons I’m supporting Annie Andrews, a trusted healthcare professional who will tell you the truth, and make us proud walking the halls of Congress.”