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Dr. Phil Shuts Down Vaccine Conspiracies: 'Are You F***ing Kidding Me?!'

  • Dr. Phil isn't known for dispensing Grade A medical advice, but at least he's on the right side of science when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine. Last night, the TV doctor stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden, where he took aim at the conspiracy theories and misinformation being circulated in anti-vaccine circles.

    "I've talked to so many people who aren't taking it because they think they're being injected with a tracking device," he told Corden. "Are you f***ing kidding me?!"

    Dr. Phil added that the numbers don't lie when it comes to the efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. "When you look that 90 percent of the people that are dying are not vaccinated, do the math, this isn't hard," he said. "This is not chess, it's checkers. This is easy to figure out."

    "I just try and say to people, 'Look, it's more than about you. Maybe you get the vaccine for other people and not for yourself. You get it so you don't make other people ill,'" he concluded. "But I do support getting the vaccination. I've gotten the vaccination. I support everybody getting the vaccination. And I hope people do."

    The Late Late Show with James Corden airs weeknights at 12:35 AM ET on CBS.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the Senior Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Dr. Phil, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Coronavirus