Neil Cavuto, the veteran Fox Business host who hasn’t appeared online for over a month, returned on Monday, telling viewers his absence was because of the Covid-19 pneumonia took him to the intensive care unit “for quite a while.”
“It’s really touch and go,” Mr Cavuto said on his show “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on Monday, adding, “The doctors say I haven’t been vaccinated at all, I’m not going to stay this.”
Mr Cavuto said this recent infection was “a lot more severe” than he had last year.
Cavuto, who hosts about 17 hours a week of television with three different shows, is one of Fox’s biggest advocates of vaccinations, and on Monday he sought to dispel the misinformation. misinformed about his recent illness.
“No, vaccines don’t do that,” he said of his lingering illness. “That ‘grass knot’ theory has been put forward a lot.”
Cavuto continued: “Because I have cancer, and now I have multiple sclerosis,” I am among the vulnerable 3% or more of the population that cannot sustain the full benefits of the vaccine. -ask for “.
Mr. Cavuto told viewers that Fox did not explain his extended absence – according to a Fox spokesman, he has not been on the network since January 10 – because the network “respects the wishes of the me, out of respect for my privacy.” However, he added, “this took a long time for me, so you deserve an explanation from me.”
The network was criticized after some of its popular hosts, including Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, and their guests theorized that vaccines could be dangerous. Compared to them, Mr. Cavuto was an outstanding person.
After recovering from Covid late last year, Mr. Cavuto appeared on the Fox show “Media Buzz“To discuss his experiences. “I want to appeal to everyone: Get vaccinated,” Mr. Cavuto said at the time.
He received a cancer diagnosis in the 1980s, a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis in 1997, and heart surgery in 2016, the network reported. Because of his medical history, Mr. Cavuto said, he, like “a lot of people” at Fox and other companies, is very susceptible to Covid.
“If you could get vaccinated,” he continued, “and think about another person and think about what that might mean for them and their ability to survive from something like this, We will all be better off.”
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