After Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro tested positive for COVID-19, Vice President Kamala Harris conducted her interview on ‘The View’ from a safe distance, where she urged Americans to be vaccinated!
When co-hosts Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro tested positive for COVID-19 in the middle of the Friday September 24 program, Vice President Kamala Harris’ return to the View took an unexpected turn. Rather of doing her interview live in the studio, the 56-year-old vice president addressed questions from Joy Behar and Sara Haines via video call backstage, and she urged people to get vaccinated against the coronavirus.
.@VP Harris: “Sunny [Hostin] and Ana [Navarro] are strong women and I know they’re fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse.” pic.twitter.com/m5NMwT5dk8
— The View (@TheView) September 24, 2021
Behar began the interview by assuring Harris that she was safe in the wake of the covid scare. The vice president thanked the two hosts for being so cautious about the illness in the first place, noting that the implications could have been far worse if they hadn’t been vaccinated.
“Sunny and Ana are both formidable women. I know they’re fine, but it also speaks to the fact that they’re vaccinated, and vaccines make a huge difference, because otherwise we’d be worried about hospitalization and worse,” she explained.
Following the well-wishes for the two hosts, Behar inquired about the prospect of tighter limitations for people who have not had the covid vaccine. “It’s time for everyone to take responsibility. “I’ve been seeing videos of folks in ICU beds who didn’t get vaccinated appealing with their family members to please get vaccinated, as have many of you,” she said. “When I consider it in the context of anyone of us who has had the dreadful experience of holding the hand of a loved one in an ICU bed or on the verge of death.”
When considering the vaccine, Harris urged Americans to consider their loved ones. “Don’t put your loved ones through that. The vaccine is completely free. It is very safe and will save your life. To a burst of applause, she remarked, “All people need to do now is get vaccinated.”
The vice president also discussed the border patrol’s treatment of Haitian refugees, the United States’ troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Texas abortion restrictions, and boosting broadband access for students during her Friday address. Harris’ past appearances on the show date back to when she was a California senator and presidential candidate. She came on the show twice, once as President Joe Biden’s running partner in October 2020 and again in June 2020, months before she was named Biden’s vice presidential nominee!
Harris discussed George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 at her June 2020 appearance. Following Floyd’s death so soon after and in the midst of nationwide Black Lives Matter rallies, Harris stated at the time that convicting Floyd’s killer Derek Chauvin would not be “simple.”
Chauvin was subsequently found guilty. The senator at the time demanded that Chauvin be held accountable for his actions. “However, there’s no disputing that this officer, as well as his collaborators, should face real penalties and accountability for what they’ve done,” she said.