Recently, during congressional testimony, Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that the CDC does not have overwhelming evidence that vaccines and boosters are needed for young children.
During a recent Sesame Street episode, Elmo was vaccinated.
Sesame Street touted Elmo’s vaccination, further touting that “Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe.”
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took exception to this claim.
Battling the Puppet
I know, I know…
You guys probably thought I was talking about Joe Biden when you read the headline, but this is an actual TV puppet (and yes, we can still make a strong argument Biden also fits that description).
This was the segment on Sesame Street where Elmo got vaccinated…
It's okay to have questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children! Elmo's dad Louie talked to their pediatrician, and learned that Elmo getting vaccinated is the best way to keep him and his whole neighborhood safe and healthy! #CaringForEachOther pic.twitter.com/aWkCfysJPE
— Sesame Street (@sesamestreet) June 28, 2022
And this was Senator Cruz’s response…
Thanks, @sesamestreet for saying parents are allowed to have questions!
You then have @elmo aggressively advocate for vaccinating children UNDER 5.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 28, 2022
Cruz is correct, as there is no scientific data to prove that the vaccine is necessary for young children.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) even got Dr. Fauci to admit as much under oath during a congressional hearing.
Something else to consider… check out this link to Sesame Street’s funding partners and take note that one of the sponsors is Viatris, which happens to be a subsidiary of Pfizer, who, as you know, makes one of the vaccines.
Propaganda or PSA… you decide.