Dr. Fauci slams Tucker Carlson’s false remark that vaccines do not work
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, criticized Fox News’ personality Tucker Carlson for saying that Covid-19 vaccines would not work amid fears that Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine could cause blood clots in select cases .
“It’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory. Why shouldn’t we tell people if [the vaccine] it does not work? Look at the data. The data is overwhelming, ”Fauci said in an interview with CNN.
“In the three vaccines approved for use in an emergency license – the J&J, the Pfizer and the Moderna – you had 30,000 [Moderna]44,000 [Pfizer] and 40,000 [J&J] People in the clinical trial with an overwhelming signal of effectiveness, ”he added. “So I have no idea what he’s talking about … it is certainly not helpful to the public health of this nation or even worldwide.”
You can Dr. Listen to Fauci’s remarks in the video below.
Dr. Anthony Fauci replies to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson who mistakenly suggested to his 3.4 million viewers that COVID vaccines weren’t working:
“That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory … Look at the data, the data is overwhelming.” Pic.twitter.com/wAANZeSBum
– The recount (@therecount) April 14, 2021
Carlson had previously claimed without evidence that wearing masks and following social distancing guidelines didn’t really protect people from the virus.
“If the vaccine is effective, there is no reason for people who received the vaccine to wear masks or avoid physical contact,” Carlson said in his program. “So maybe it doesn’t work and they just don’t tell you that.”
Carlson’s comments are wrong; The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made it clear how both precautionary measures can significantly contain the spread of the coronavirus.
“Social distancing should be practiced in combination with others everyday preventive measures reduce the spread of COVID-19, including Wearing masksAvoid touching your face with unwashed hands and wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, ”the CDC website states.
Carlson’s remarks came when the U.S. demanded that Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine injections stop as federal agencies investigate a rare bleeding disorder affecting six people. To date, more than seven million people across the country have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Alan is a New York-based writer, editor, and news junkie.