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Hollywood leftist Jennifer Aniston, who endorsed Joe Biden for president, is responding to harsh criticism following her comments about “anti-vaxxers.”
Aniston admits she’s “lost a few” friends over the coronavirus vaccine. If people “refused” or “did not disclose” their coronavirus vaccination status to Aniston, then she will not be friends or keep them part of her “weekly routine.”
“There’s still a large group of people who are anti-vaxxers or just don’t listen to the facts,” Aniston said. “It’s a real shame,” she continued.
“I’ve just lost a few people in my weekly routine who have refused or did not disclose [whether or not they had been vaccinated], and it was unfortunate,” she added. Aniston is publicly supportive of social distancing, wearing masks, and getting vaccinated.
According to Fox News, one fan responded, “But if she’s vaccinated she’s protected correct? Why be worried about unvaxxed around her?”
Aniston responded, “Because if you have the variant, you are still able to give it to me. I may get slightly sick but I will not be admitted to a hospital and or die.”
“BUT I CAN give it to someone else who does not have the vaccine and whose health is compromised (or has a previous existing condition) – and therefore I would put their lives at risk. THAT is why I worry,” Aniston continued. “We have to care about more than just ourselves here.”
In another post, Aniston shared a photo that reads, “What doesn’t kill you mutates and tries again.”
Aniston also wrote to social media, “We are extremely lucky and privileged to have access to Covid-19 vaccines in the U.S. right now.”
“Unfortunately, that’s not the case everywhere… and as we know, the health of one of us affects all of us. Thinking about those who do not or will not have the opportunity to get vaccinated and hug their friends and family.”