Late-night show host Jimmy Kimmel mocked unvaccinated people on Tuesday's episode, suggesting they should be refused ICU beds. The comedian returned from his summer hiatus and said, "It was not a fun Labor Day weekend COVID-wise," noting the increase in cases from this time last year. This is according to Fox News.
"Dr. Fauci said if hospitals get any more overcrowded, they're going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed," explained Kimmel. "That choice doesn't seem so tough to me. 'Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right in, we'll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy.'"
The reference of "horse goo" is related to the drug Ivermectin, which is being used in some countries to treat the virus. A different type of drug is used as a horse dewormer. Domestically, it's not recommended to treat COVID, but prominent figures such as Joe Rogan have nonetheless taken the drug.
"We've still got a lot of pan-dimwits out there," Kimmel continued. "People are still taking this Ivermectin. The poison control center has seen a spike in calls from people taking this livestock medicine to fight the coronavirus, but they won't take the vaccine. It's like if you're a vegan and you're like, 'No, I don't want a hamburger, give me that can of Alpo instead.'"
While on hiatus, Kimmel's show featured guest hosts such as Wanda Sykes, David Spade, Nick Kroll and Julie Bowen.