Tucker Carlson's Wild Vaccine Speculation Draws Contempt: ‘Dangerous Misinformation and Disgusting'
Added 05-06-21 08:34:02am EST - “Tucker Carlson opened Wednesday night's program with what many found to be dangerous speculation oN health risks associated with taking the Covid-19 vaccine.” - Mediaite.com
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Tucker Carlson opened Wednesday night’s program with what many found to be dangerous speculation on the unknown health risks associated with taking the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Fox News host did not come out and explicitly say that his viewers should not take the vaccine; in fact, he congratulated those who already had. But he did raise specious concerns about the vaccination in a manner that could have deadly results for anyone looking for reasons to avoid vaccination.
His show opened with a segment focused on Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), which is a public health tracking system used to identify trends in reactions to the various Covid-19 vaccines. Carlson used it, however, to warn of an “apparent death rate from the coronavirus vaccines.”
Carlson did hedge his warnings about the vaccine with an odd disclaimer. “Vaccines are not dangerous,” he said, adding “that’s not a guess, we know that pretty conclusively from the official numbers.”
The CDC’s web page about VAERS says, “As an early warning system, VAERS cannot prove that a vaccine caused a problem. Specifically, a report to VAERS does not mean that a vaccine caused an adverse event. But VAERS can give CDC and FDA important information. If it looks as though a vaccine might be causing a problem, FDA and CDC will investigate further and take action if needed.”
Quite apart from how David framed it, Carlson noting that 3700 people have “died after the vaccine” is not an accident. In any pool of 140 million Americans, how many would die in a 4 month period? He shovels this nonsense while assigning bad motives to others. Awful.
— Ray Suarez (@RaySuarezNews) May 6, 2021
This is just remarkably deceptive, and he knows it. Does it even need to be said? "Died after" is not the same as "died because," and there is ZERO research to support the idea that the thousands of Americans he's talking about died because of the vaccine. https://t.co/xaHWMjdpLX
— David French (@DavidAFrench) May 6, 2021
This is so irresponsible, not because no one can question the vaccines, but because this particular wording is so flagrantly misleading. When 7k to 8k Americans die every day and you give all the oldest people vaccines, of course some people who got vaccines then die. https://t.co/a39deP3pLO
— Conor Friedersdorf (@conor64) May 6, 2021
I mean, what do you call someone who quickly gets himself vaccinated, but tells his audience NOT to get vaccinated?
Tucker Carlson is a coward.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) May 6, 2021
This is disingenous and dangerous.
Tucker Carlson says thousands of Americans have died after they received a COVID-19 vaccine, pointing to CDC numbers.
What he doesn't say: "Reports to VAERS of death following vaccination do not necessarily mean the vaccine caused the death" pic.twitter.com/Tj0Q1ltyJr
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) May 6, 2021
Tucker Carlson is a national security threat. https://t.co/eRvCLKISFr
— Wesley Miller (@getwired) May 6, 2021
Tucker Carlson is going to show this chart tomorrow and say "Is it possible that 99% of the population was killed by the vaccine? Just asking questions." https://t.co/O4zdB1pdn0
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) May 6, 2021
I’ve decided to add a tweet to this thread, saying that what Tucker Carlson is saying on Fox News about vaccines is dangerous misinformation and disgusting.
Talking about vaccine safety has to avoid the extremes and the untrue. I hope I’m talking about safety responsibly.
— Walid Gellad, MD MPH (@walidgellad) May 6, 2021
OK, this is just fucking evil now https://t.co/P8983SxfWV
— Cathy Young (@CathyYoung63) May 6, 2021
At what point do we say Tucker wants Americans to die? https://t.co/QsWR0WtIlY
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) December 18, 2020
i'm not saying they died because of tucker's show; i'm just asking the questions THEY don't want to let u ask
— my pal andy™ (@andylevy) May 6, 2021
At what point does Tucker’s determination to kill off his own audience start worrying corporate? https://t.co/HzZajbeh28
— Julian Sanchez (@normative) May 6, 2021
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