Gayle King plans to “ban” unvaccinated relatives from celebrating Thanksgiving with her this year.
Looking nervous and exhausted, the 66-year-old news anchor said people who refuse to take coronavirus mRNA injections are a “problem” and she’s taking drastic action with her own unvaccinated family members.
Speaking to Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the White House, on CBS This Morning, she said:
“I don’t know how many more times you can say to people, ‘Listen, it will save your life.’ I have this problem with some members of my own family, which I’m now going to ban for Thanksgiving vacation. That’s how strongly I’m taking what you’re saying.”
King previously said receiving the vaccine made her feel free because she’d spent the last year “so afraid” to leave the house.
“I was so afraid to leave the house. We were broadcasting from here, so I’d literally go from my bedroom to the TV room to the kitchen to the bedroom to the TV room. For excitement I’d go stand in the living room and wave at the birds! ‘Hi, birds! Hi!’ I was so afraid. But now I am vaccinated. It is my superpower. I am vaccinated. … I’m taking little baby steps (back into the world)…. Here’s the thing: I’m tired of being scared. Honestly. I’ve been so afraid, hunkered down here at home. I’m tired of being scared.”