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Jimmy Kimmel says unvaccinated people shouldn't get ICU beds in hospitals

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  • In his opening monologue, Jimmy Kimmel had blunt comments about those who are unvaccinated.

  • "Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in," he said.

  • Kimmel added: "Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy."

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Jimmy Kimmel returned from his summer hiatus Tuesday and shared his blunt thoughts on those who've chosen not to get the coronavirus vaccine. In his opening monologue, the comedian said unvaccinated people should not take up beds in hospitals' intensive-care units.

Kimmel then said it wasn't a very happy Labor Day weekend, as coronavirus cases were up 300% from a year ago.

"Dr. Fauci said if hospitals get any more crowded, they're going to have to make some very tough choices about who gets an ICU bed," Kimmel said.

"That choice doesn't seem so tough to me," he added. "Vaccinated person having a heart attack? Yes, come right on in. We'll take care of you. Unvaccinated guy who gobbled horse goo? Rest in peace, wheezy."

Kimmel was referring to reports that people are taking ivermectin, typically used to treat parasites in animals but also used sometimes in humans, instead of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

After his opening monologue, the host sat down with the comedian Tiffany Haddish and "The Sopranos" creator David Chase. And Imagine Dragons performed.

The late-night host recently returned from a months-long vacation from the show. Kimmel told viewers at the end of June that he was going to take a few months off from hosting to spend more time with his family.

During his absence, celebrities like Maren Morris, Julie Bowen, and Sean Hayes filled in as guest hosts for Kimmel. Last summer, the comedian took a similar vacation and enlisted the help of A-listers to take over for him during his time off.

Watch Kimmel's full monologue below.

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