Outspoken Fox News political commentator Dan Bongino announced that receiving a COVID-19 vaccination was “the biggest mistake of my life.”
Bongino made the comment in what the Western Journal referred to as an “emotional” broadcast of the Dan Bongino Show.
The Fox News network required its staff to be vaccinated in 2021. Dan Bongino was a vocal opponent of the policy, but, as a cancer survivor, he was concerned that he was particularly vulnerable to contracting the virus and opted to receive the jab and subsequent boosters.
Being vaccinated, however, did not protect Bongino from contracting COVID twice.
Reflecting on how misinformation regarding the transmissibility of COVID, the efficacy of vaccines and masks and the mortality rate of the disease abounded, Bongino said receiving the COVID-19 vaccine was “the biggest mistake of my life.”
Bongino noted that the narrative carried by the mainstream media made him fear for his life. The father of two wanted “to be there” for his daughter’s wedding and reluctantly received the minimally tested vaccine.
“I should have waited,” Bongino said. “Because the hard reality is, when the vaccine first came out, we didn’t have chronological data because it just came out. There was no time that had passed.”
In an emotional statement, Bongino repeatedly noted that he “should have waited until more scientific research had been done on the potential dangers of the vaccine before getting jabbed twice.”
“I should have waited. It’s one of the greatest regrets of my life,” he said. “I freaked out. I had cancer, I thought I was dying. I just wanted to see my youngest daughter’s wedding.”
A few minutes later, Bongino repeated: “Gosh, it was the biggest mistake of my life. I just should have waited.”
In a sad commentary on the state of our nation, Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, lamented that he had placed too much trust in the U.S. government.
“I thought to myself at the time … there’s no doubt, I feel like this was created, this virus, in a lab in Wuhan, China — I have little doubt about that,” Bongino said.
“And I figured, you know, I’d rather take my chances with something we created than something they created … because I was scared. You know, my doctor told me with lymphoma and being under chemo that if I got this thing I — it could be ugly,” he added.
The Western Journal reports that “numerous drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration later turned out to be unhealthy or deadly.”
Interestingly, it was a series of CNN reports in 2017 that warned “FDA approval does not mean a drug is safe.”
CNN reported: “Patients might think the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval means that a product is the last word on safety, but about a third of the drugs the FDA approved between 2001 and 2010 were involved in some kind of safety event after reaching the market.”
CNN’s report cited a 2017 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association that studied 222 medications and found “in 59 cases, some kind of communication had to warn users about a product’s safety. [And ultimately], three therapeutics were withdrawn from the market.”
The Western Journal also reported that CNN, which noted that it takes about 12 years for adequate testing on new vaccines to ensure public safety, “did an about-face and became a gleeful cheerleader for the fast-tracked coronavirus vaccines after Democratic Joe Biden became president.
Bongino decried how Democrats and many mainstream media outlets “have repeatedly attacked vaccine skeptics as uneducated, right-wing conspiracy theorists.”
The conservative commentator closed by urging Americans of every political persuasion to exercise caution “before using any fast-tracked drug that has not withstood long-term scrutiny.”
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