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A Washington, D.C., Fox anchor was suspended on Tuesday after tweeting that he was annoyed "obese people of all ages get priority access before all essential workers."
"When most stayed home, we went into work everyday last March, April, May, and everyday since putting ourselves & loved ones at risk," Fox 5 News anchor Blake McCoy tweeted. "Vaccinate all essential workers. Then obese."
When the internet is forever- ❄️Not That Guy (@DropMikeWilson)
Following McCoy's tweet, a Fox 5 spokesperson confirmed to People magazine that he had been suspended for his post.
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"Blake McCoy has been suspended from WTTG-FOX 5 pending further review," the spokesperson People.
McCoy tweeted out an apology later that day saying he deleted the tweet that was "insensitive and offensive."
Earlier today I Tweeted something insensitive and offensive. I truly regret my words and want to apologize.
I have deleted my tweet and ask that you accept my sincere apology.- Blake McCoy (@BlakeMcCoyDC)
"I truly regret my words and want to apologize," McCoy tweeted.
However, some on Twitter questioned his sincerity after he responded to another user on his original tweet saying "I deleted because, frankly, who has the time to argue with strangers on the internet."
Below you'll see the first reason the tweet was deleted:
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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin received Malaysia’s first COVID-19 vaccine shot on Wednesday at the start of its inoculation campaign. “I did not feel anything at all. It was all over before I realized, just like a normal injection. Don’t worry, come forward anytime,” he said at a ceremony broadcast live. Health Director-General Noor Hisham Abdullah was also among the first to be vaccinated. Malaysia, which has signed deals with several vaccine suppliers including Pfizer and AstroZeneca, aims to vaccinate up to 80% of its 32 million people by next year.- Ben (@DuhBen)
Vaccinations in Washington, D.C., have recently opened up to those who are pregnant, have preexisting conditions, are immunocompromised or have a BMI over 30.
The news comes as the U.S. has made concerted efforts to ramp up coronavirus vaccine distribution. The Biden administration secured additional vaccine doses earlier this month, bringing the total U.S. stock to 600 million doses.
President Biden on Thursday marked the 50 million coronavirus vaccines administered in the U.S. but warned that the country still has a long way to go to get to herd immunity.
The Hill has reached out to Fox 5 for comment.
Serbia lets people choose their COVID-19 vaccine. Some call it a ‘political ballot.’ .
Although some Serbians see it as a big win for the country — and a rare victory at that — others are critical of what they see as the politicization of vaccines.A medical worker gives a shot of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine to a woman during the vaccination in Belgrade, Serbia, Feb. 17, 2021.