Fox News host Tucker Carlson is an imbecilic clown, and the nation would likely only be better off if Fox cancelled his show. This week, Carlson — who has no meaningful public health experience whatsoever — suggested on his show that maybe COVID-19 vaccines don’t work. Actual public health authorities, he said, might be hiding this information, and the supposed potential inefficacy of the vaccines might be why, he claimed, that medical authorities are continuing to recommend mask-wearing and social distancing in some contexts. Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institutes of Health dismantled Carlson’s arguments during a subsequent appearance on CNN.
Fauci commented as follows:
‘That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory. Why would we not tell people if it doesn’t work? Look at the data. The data are overwhelming. In the three vaccines that have been approved for use in an emergency use authorization, the J&J, the Pfizer, and the Moderna, you had 30,000; 44,000; and 40,000 people under clinical trial with an overwhelming signal of efficacy. So I don’t have any idea what he’s talking about.’
Does anyone (outside of Carlson’s target audience) really ever know what Carlson is talking about? He spouts nonsense that he pretends is some kind of profound observation. In reality, his commentary amounts to the pointless babblings of a privileged buffoon. Watch Fauci’s comments below:
Fauci on Tucker Carlson's vaccine comments: That's just a typical crazy conspiracy theory … I don't have any idea what he's talking about
Berman: How dangerous is it for him to speculate like that?
Fauci: It's counter to protecting the safety and health of the American public pic.twitter.com/kiWKUdOlFA
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) April 14, 2021
Ex-President Trump has tepidly encouraged Americans to get vaccinated, although he’s often seemed far more concerned with claiming credit for the development of the vaccines because of his administration’s financial support for the production process. In reality, financial support from the federal government for the development of vaccines to combat a raging global pandemic seems like an absolute bare minimum, and pretending that Trump was the linchpin in the vaccine production process is laughable and just not realistic. He’s barely ever even taken the pandemic seriously! It’s just yet another round of egomania from the pathetically self-obsessed former commander-in-chief.
While Carlson, Trump, and others spout this nonsense, others are putting in the work. Former President Barack Obama is slated to be a part of an hour-long television special airing this weekend on NBC that will encourage Americans to get vaccinated. Roughly 37 percent of Americans have received at least one shot, according to a vaccination tracker from The New York Times.