“People out there who are millennials or younger and thinking, ‘Well, if you’re 80 years old, you know, it only affects people who are in their 70s and 80s,’ which isn’t true, although, obviously, the people in their 60s, 70s and 80s are most vulnerable to it,” Tapper said. “What are you saying, that my 80-year-old dad, therefore, is fair game?”

“The selfishness of people who are not taking this seriously is — it’s just maddening,” he continued.

“I get that people don’t understand it, but what bothers me is people who think, ‘I’m young, I’m not going to die from it.’ First of all, not necessarily true,” he said. “Second of all, you could get really, really sick and you could be injured for the rest of your life with scarred lungs, and third of all, who the hell are you to be walking around just giving this to old people and you just flippantly dismiss it?”