Dr Anthony Fauci responded to one of Tucker Carlson’s biased questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, briefly inoculating viewers with the Fox News host’s anti-vaccine scare-mongering. (Watch the clip below.)
As part of his right-wing channel’s apparent campaign to cast doubt on the safety and efficacy of vaccines, Carlson has raised what he presents as critical questions that in fact have verifiable answers. What, of course, he does not recognize.
But on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the nation’s leading infectious disease specialist answered one of Carlson’s top questions.
After people on the street asked Fauci questions, Kimmel noticed that another guy had one. He cut a clip of Carlson asking why students should get vaccinated because “young people are not at risk of dying from COVID” and many have already been infected.
“Nobody explained that,” Carlson said.
Kimmel let Fauci take it off.
“First, you want to protect yourself,” the White House task force document responded. “But you don’t want to participate in the spread of the epidemic either. Because if you are infected, even if you are young and healthy … you can pass it on to someone else who could have a serious outcome. And when you are infected, you spread the epidemic. You are not a dead stop. You allow the virus to pass from you to someone else. “
Watch the entire segment or advance until 12:25 p.m. for the Carlson portion:
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