Co-host Sunny Hostin announced she was struck by the number of Americans who are still unvaccinated and that the solution may be "fear" — 56% of Americans are completely vaccinated, while 65% have received one dose. Just 46% of black Americans have got at least one shot of the coronavirus vaccine as of Oct. 4, according to CDC data.
“I also remember the ad campaign, this is your brain, this is your brain on drugs, with the egg on the street frying. That works. Fear works, unfortunately,” Hostin said.
Behar explained she didn't blame the black community's hesitancy to get the vaccine, citing the Tuskegee experiments in which the U.S. government carried syphilis experiments on black Americans without their knowing approval.
“How do they get through to people like the black audience, for instance, the African American community, who have been burnt in the past by these Tuskegee experiments and things coming out that have harmed them," Behar stated. "I don’t blame that community for being skittish about it, but I say that so many white people have gotten it now, you know, the experiment has been done on white people now."
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg chimed in, agreeing with Behar.
“I’ve said to more people, 'Do you see another head at the back of my head? Is there a tail back there?'" she stated.
She announced that she was the evidence that the vaccines were safe, despite instances in history of experimentation like the Tuskegee experiment.
“The Tuskegee experiment, there are countless things we can point to. But this is not one of them,” Goldberg went on. “This isn’t one of them. And did you just say, Joy, white people? This is what I said at the beginning: White people are getting it. If you don’t see them with double heads it’s OK. You know, if you don’t see a tail, it’s OK.”
Though back in 2015, Young children and teenagers were basically used as guinea pigs in medical experiments funded by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Children as young as 10 years old had diesel exhaust sprayed straight into their noses in experiments carried at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the website JunkScience.com. The colleges get grants from the EPA to conduct the tests.