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Sesame Street has been accused of using its beloved characters to peddle pro-COVID vaccine propaganda to impressionable children.
All weekend long the show’s characters have been proselytizing to children about the benefits of the coronavirus vaccine. Missing from their proselytizing has been any mention of the most serious side effects of the vaccines: myocarditis and pericarditis.
The proselytizing began with a COVID “Sesame Street town hall for families” that aired Saturday morning from 8:30 am to 9:00 am.
Multiple Muppets — including Elmo, Big Bird, Granny Bird, Super Grover, etc. — appeared with CNN’s Erica R. Hill and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, in addition to Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, to answer questions about the coronavirus vaccine:
It’s happening! @drsanjaygupta and I are back with our friends from @sesamestreet for a new Town Hall answering your Qs. Join @elmo @BigBird Rosita and some special guests TODAY 8:30a ET @cnn. So excited to meet @KizzyPhD! pic.twitter.com/s1Tf1NRGbY
— Erica Hill (@EricaRHill) November 6, 2021
Does Big Bird’s granny have a crush on the Surgeon General? pic.twitter.com/kLY4xjYqgE
— Beth Baisch 🦇 (@PuffinsPictures) November 6, 2021
Yet a transcript of the town hall shows that, although side effects were briefly spoken about, neither myocarditis nor pericarditis were mentioned once, despite the known risks that these potentially deadly conditions pose to young COVID vaccine takers.
According to a data sheet from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration published in late October, while the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine in particular is expected to “prevent COVID-19 ICU stays” for 67 out of a million male children between the ages of five and 11, it’s expected to produce 57 stays because of myocarditis and/or pericarditis.
This is the FDA’s base scenario: vaccinating 1 million boys age 5 to 11 will prevent 67 ICU stays for COVID but cause 57 excess ICU stays for myo/pericarditis. This ignores all other potential adverse events.https://t.co/s1KgE8YcSU pic.twitter.com/N0bGF2ELcJ
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 5, 2021
The Muppets doubled down on their proselytizing following the town hall by posting tweets announcing their vaccination status and downplaying potential side effects.
“I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy. Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!” Big Bird tweeted.
“Well this stinks. Apparently, the COVID-19 vaccines won’t make you feel grouchy at all! That’s what @KizzyPhD said at today’s town hall, anyway. You might get a sore arm and feel tired, so at least there’s that,” Oscar the Grouch added.
I got the COVID-19 vaccine today! My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy.
Ms. @EricaRHill even said I’ve been getting vaccines since I was a little bird. I had no idea!
— Big Bird (@BigBird) November 6, 2021
Well this stinks. Apparently, the COVID-19 vaccines won’t make you feel grouchy at all! That’s what @KizzyPhD said at today’s town hall, anyway. You might get a sore arm and feel tired, so at least there’s that.
— Oscar the Grouch (@OscarTheGrouch) November 6, 2021
Elmo was so happy to talk to @DrSanjayGupta at the town hall today! Elmo learned that Elmo’s friends can get the COVID-19 vaccine now, and soon Elmo can too!
— Elmo (@elmo) November 6, 2021
Super Grover may have many special superpowers, but he also knows when to ask a friend for help! Thank you @KizzyPhD for teaching us aaaaall about COVID-19 vaccines at the town hall today!
— Grover (@Grover) November 6, 2021
The tweets above provoked the most outrage, likely because CNN’s ratings are so low that only a few people even saw the town hall.
Leading the charge was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who slammed Big Bird in particular for his “government propaganda.”
This triggered radical left-wing activists like David Hogg into throwing fits, which in turn inspired the senator to note that liberal priorities are “weird.”
View the back-and-forth exchange below:
Government propaganda…for your 5 year old! https://t.co/lKUlomnpq1
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 6, 2021
Ted Cruz is doing the job of our enemies by spreading more disinformation that’s killed over 200,000 Americans this year
I can not believe an actual sitting senator would tweet this. pic.twitter.com/HChjym603K
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) November 7, 2021
Liberals are weird.
They don’t care about open borders.
Or rising inflation.
Or schools covering up sexual assaults.
Or the disaster of Afghanistan.
Or tyrannical Dems violating medical privacy & freedom.
But criticize Big Bird? And they lose their sh**. 🤷🏻♂️ https://t.co/KdiRfQW4Du
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 7, 2021
Below is more backlash against Big Bird and his friends:
— Nick Searcy, INSURRECTIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) November 7, 2021
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) November 7, 2021
Holy cow, the indoctrination is real.
— 🔥 Dr. Sir Lord Joel Comm, King of #NFTs 👑 (@joelcomm) November 6, 2021
Myocarditis is a real thing
— Josh Barnett for Congress (AZ-06) (@BarnettforAZ) November 7, 2021
All this comes as the establishment left in media, government and Hollywood is facing a crisis in trust because of its repeat habit of lying to the American people.
Whether it’s about critical race theory, ivermectin or the coronavirus vaccine, the establishment left has a demonstrable habit of only telling one side of the story — namely the side that fits its agenda.
And in regard to the vaccine, its agenda is clear: Everybody must be vaccinated, regardless of their age, and even if they’re allergic to it …
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