‘Everyone Slightly Lost Their Minds’: Piers Morgan Says He Was Wrong About COVID Rhetoric


Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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Piers Morgan said during an interview with “Triggernometry” that he was wrong about his previous rhetoric regarding COVID because the “science changed.”

Morgan said he previously criticized the unvaccinated because health experts said at the time that no-one with the vaccine could catch or transmit the virus. He said he accepts the idea of having an obligation to be skeptical of certain talking points and information, as he learned with information surrounding the virus.

“I’ve changed my mind on a few things with COVID because the science changed,” Morgan said. “I’ll give you an example, and I’m quite happy to admit this and talk about it and people are like ‘ah, there you go.’ Like yeah, because to me, it changed. I, when they said the vaccine couldn’t transmit the virus, I said right, so in that case everyone who doesn’t have the vaccine right now represents a clear and present threat to spreading this virus and getting killed. You’re selfish bastards, I’m gonna call you out. And by the way, if you do have the vaccine, they should have more freedoms because they’re not gonna transmit it once they’ve had the jab. You are, you don’t get.”

Morgan said everything he had said about the vaccines was “completely wrong” once scientists said vaccinated people could get infected with the virus. He changed his views to believe that getting the jab is a “personal choice.” (RELATED: Megyn Kelly Defends Piers Morgan, Says ‘In An Era Of Free Speech Being Stifled’ We ‘Need More’ Like Him, Not ‘Fewer’) 

“Everyone slightly lost their minds and people were sort of banging on about freedom, where were you for the freedom of people to espouse these you didn’t agree with on COVID?” Morgan said. “And it’s a tricky one when a lot of people are dying but the whole point of fighting for freedom is sometimes, a lot of people die for freedom. So I totally accept that.”

Morgan added that he previously argued for taking away guns from Americans, but later realized he does have enough knowledge about the gun culture to make a public statement of the sort. He argued that it is more beneficial to tone down the “rhetoric” and have a “constructive debate” about issues like gun safety and COVID.

“I’ve learned through that, I’ve learned through the pandemic that if the primary function of a journalist is to be skeptical of everything, and to be open to all opinions, I would qualify it slightly. There were a lot of demented T-bags who are completely opposed to all vaccines, and peddling utter lies about the vaccines, and I make no apology about taking them head-on. They were really the people I was targeting,” he said.

“I made a presumption the science was always going to look the same, and I was made to look stupid and dictatorial and freedom-bashing and all the things I hate and that was a wake up call,” he added.