On Monday, sanity apparently struck once more on CNN Tonight as host Don Lemon spent a lot of the handoff with Prime Time host Chris Cuomo lecturing the viewers and begging his vaccinated mom to imagine the science, belief the vaccine, and go outdoors with no masks on. And his frustration was palpable as he proclaimed: “It defies actuality. It defies logic.”

The handoff banter began with some chit-chat about Mom’s Day and Lemon being “jealous” of Cuomo as a result of he acquired to spend it along with his mother. “Yeah, however she gained’t get on a aircraft and she will put on a masks,” he defined. “I mentioned, ‘Mother, I’ll ship a automotive for you or a kind of sprinters.”

Lemon additionally famous that his mother was afraid to go to the dentist to repair a chipped tooth due to the pandemic. “And I say, ‘Mother, you’ll be able to go to the dentist, it’s protected.’ Sanjay goes to do a home name on her as a result of that is actual, individuals are having hassle re-emerging into society,” he famous.

From there, Lemon went on to lecture his mother and the viewers about how the “imagine the science” mantra wanted to be utilized to post-pandemic life. “If you’ll say I imagine within the science and the scientists, then now on this aspect of the pandemic, then you need to imagine within the science and scientists as properly,” he mentioned.

 

 

Including: “Who’re saying: ‘In the event you’re absolutely vaccinated, you do not have to put on a masks outdoors, if you wish to journey you’ll be able to put on a masks comply with the protocols.’ However it’s 99.99 or no matter % probabilities that you simply will not get the COVID – you gained’t get COVID. Then it’s best to belief in that science as properly and get again to your life.”

He additionally vented his frustrations with the best way many had been being method too cautious regardless of being absolutely vaccinated. “I might stroll out of right here and get hit by a bus. I need to dwell my life. I need to see my family members. So, can we get again to some semblance of normalcy? And we can’t be afraid into regular society. It defies actuality. It defies logic,” he mentioned.

Cuomo agreed along with his pal and argued that the federal government’s messaging was not doing something to assist public confidence and supplied little incentive:

I’ll argue one level on your mother. And I’ll put somewhat little bit of stink on this however I’ll put extra on Sanjay and extra on the federal government. This messaging concerning the vaccine has not been adequate. They nonetheless make you’re feeling prefer it’s not like each different vaccines that you simply ever have in your life, the place you should still get it, it’s best to nonetheless put on a masks, you’ll be able to nonetheless have sufficient to be contagious, you’ll be able to nonetheless unfold it. You realize?

“And I nonetheless do not suppose they’re permitting this numbers and the science to rule, they usually’re giving folks the vaccines much more latitude. Particularly now that you’ve got individuals who do not need to get it,” Cuomo added.

Lemon concluded their dialog on the difficulty by urgent how “you’ve acquired to imagine within the science, you’ve to imagine in info, and also you’ve acquired to imagine in actuality.”

The transcript is beneath, click on “increase” to learn:

CNN Tonight
Could 10, 2021
10:01:48 p.m. Jap

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DON LEMON: However, I’m form of jealous that you simply acquired to spend it along with your mother. As a result of I’d like to spend it with my mother. However my mother gained’t depart. I preserve saying, Mother,

CHRIS CUOMO: She has to fly, although.

LEMON: Yeah, however she gained’t get on a aircraft and she will put on a masks.

CUOMO: I get why she’s spooked.

LEMON: I mentioned, “Mother, I’ll ship a automotive for you or a kind of sprinters.” She will not do it. She hasn’t been – I’m going to sincere, she’s going to be mad at me. She chipped her tooth through the pandemic and he or she will not go to the dentist.  And I say, “Mother, you’ll be able to go to the dentist, it’s protected.” Sanjay goes to do a home name on her as a result of that is actual, individuals are having hassle reemerging into society.

CUOMO: It’s scary Don, particularly for folks of their age bracket.

LEMON: However, she is absolutely vaccinated, Chris.

CUOMO: I do know.

LEMON: And if you’ll say throughout your complete pandemic and I’m speaking to you, mother and I’m speaking to you my different pal – and I gained’t say your title as a result of she’ll get mad at me. If you’ll say I imagine within the science and the scientists, then now on this aspect of the pandemic, then you need to imagine within the science and scientists as properly.

CUOMO: I agree.

LEMON: Who’re saying: “In the event you’re absolutely vaccinated, you do not have to put on a masks outdoors, if you wish to journey you’ll be able to, put on a masks comply with the protocols.” However it’s 99.99 or no matter % probabilities that you simply will not get the COVID – you gained’t get COVID. Then it’s best to belief in that science as properly and get again to your life.

My mother is a lady of sure age. I do not understand how a lot occasions any of us has. I might stroll out of right here and get hit by a bus. I need to dwell my life. I need to see my family members. So, can we get again to some semblance of normalcy? And we can’t be afraid into regular society. It defies actuality.

CUOMO: I’m with you.

LEMON: It defies logic.

CUOMO: I’ll argue one level on your mother. And I’ll put somewhat little bit of stink on this however I’ll put extra on Sanjay and extra on the federal government. This messaging concerning the vaccine has not been adequate. They nonetheless make you’re feeling prefer it’s not like each different vaccines that you simply ever have in your life, the place you should still get it, it’s best to nonetheless put on a masks, you’ll be able to nonetheless have sufficient to be contagious, you’ll be able to nonetheless unfold it. You realize?

I get why folks like your mother and my mother didn’t really feel the boldness that we had been presupposed to have in getting this vaccine.

LEMON: Messaging.

CUOMO: And I nonetheless do not suppose they’re permitting this numbers and the science to rule, they usually’re giving folks the vaccines much more latitude. Particularly now that you’ve got individuals who do not need to get it.

LEMON: Yeah. Look, I’ve to say there’s a lot I need to discuss to you about. However you’ve acquired to imagine within the science, you’ve to imagine in info, and also you’ve acquired to imagine in actuality.

CUOMO: I do. I’m with you.

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