Kimmel's audience was neither full nor maskless because of the increase in COVID-19 cases, in which he put the responsibility on the unvaccinated.
"It was not a fun Labor Day weekend COVID-wise," he said, referring to the uptick in cases from the same time in 2020.
As retribution for their decision not to get the vaccine, unvaccinated people should be denied a place in hospitals if they need care, Kimmel suggested.
"Dr. Fauci said that if hospitals get any more overcrowded, they're going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed," Kimmel said. "That choice doesn't seem so tough to me. 'Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in — we'll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.'" His allusion to "horse goo" refers to reports of people using ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19.
The Food and Drug Administration has continued to warn people not to take the medication used to treat parasitic worms in animals.
"We've still got a lot of pan-dimwits out there," Kimmel said. "People are still taking this ivermectin. The poison control center has seen this spike in calls from people taking this livestock medicine to fight the coronavirus, but they won't take the vaccine, which is crazy. It's like if you're a vegan and you're just like, 'No, I don't want a hamburger, give me that can of Alpo instead.'"/
Kimmel first broke into a “sinkhole” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) for shredding up a warning from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), regarding Congress’ mask mandate.
Greene claimed that “you can’t discriminate against people simply because they won’t wear a mask,” prompting Kimmel to call her an “imbecile” and suggest she put her “brain in that shredder next.”
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! The host then took on anti-vaxxers, revealing there has been an increase in Google searches for “fake vaccination cards.” “Searches for ‘fake Covid vaccine card’ are up more than 111 percent,” said Kimmel. “And you can buy them, which is so gross.”
Kimmel then suggested we call those avoiding the vaccine “freeloaders,” as they are taking advantage of those actually receiving the anecdote.
“The only reason you’re somewhat safe now is that other people got the shot,” Kimmel said. “You’re the person who heads for the bathroom when the check comes at the restaurant. You’re the lady who takes home the centerpieces from a wedding you weren’t invited to. You’re the guy who brings five napkins to a potluck dinner. That’s you.”
“You don’t think it’s you,” he continued. “But it’s you.”