As Tucker Carlson continues to cast more strong criticisms about the COVID-19 vaccines, he has been perfectly silent on whether or not he has taken the shots himself.
The Fox News host has been a strong critic of the vaccines against the CCP Virus (or coronavirus). His latest attack was about the move to get the doses administered among younger recipients, which he said “COVID vaccine in young people may be more dangerous than the virus itself.”
Inevitably, his remarks would strike hard to CCP Virus vaccine supporters, including the mainstream media, which since May had requested he go public with his vaccination status, as a way to prove if he was not just stirring up debate.
However, both Tucker and his employee Fox News have determined not to give out any information. But Tucker had a good reason for it—personal privacy.
Speaking on Fox News on May 12, Tucker cited a protest in Orange County which wanted to fight its demand for a digital database of vaccinated residents.
“Not surprisingly, some citizens fear that information could be used going forward to violate their privacy, or to limit their constitutional rights,” he said.
“They’re not crazy,” asserted Carlson, then he started to reason about the sensibility of letting others know personal medical records.
“If authorities in Orange County decided to start a database of everyone infected with HIV, or every woman who’d had an abortion, civil libertarians and others would, of course, ask vigorous questions about it.”
When many still remained half-believing in Carlson’s arguments, a recent report on Redstate on June 21 sided with him.
“The media have been pushing this narrative about Carlson going back to May, where multiple outlets gnashed their teeth over Fox News refusing to comment on whether Tucker had gotten the vaccine or not,” wrote the editorial.
“But why would they comment? Would CNN let us know if one of their anchors is on diet pills or had plastic surgery? Medical information is medical information.”
“The point he’s [Carlson’s] making also happens to be right—stop asking people about their vaccination status,” the report said, which concluded that “everything else is clearly just politics disguised as concern.”
It is understandable that in the face of a highly lethal pandemic threatening the survival of a community, forcing people to be locked down inside their homes, wearing masks when they walk outdoors, and remaining distant from others, the idea of an emergency vaccine is not that irrational. It is the last resort.
But after all, the available COVID-19 vaccines are experimental, and they materialized under urgent pressure for a form of medical protection from the airborne virus.
As with the host of Fox News, he believes trusting the vaccine is not as scientific as its adherents claim.
“That’s a pretty strange way to talk about science. Science never asks us to believe in anything,” Carlson said. “Just the opposite. Science is a never-ending attack on settled belief, on faith, on what we imagine we know, on what we assume. Science doesn’t tell us what’s true. Science shows us what’s true. It demands proof, not faith.”
As it turned out, the effectiveness of the vaccines does require some faith in them since it is undeniable that they are experimental, and reports clearly show that they can cause dangerous blood clots on certain people as a side-effect. Even if the chances of suffering any side- effects are insignificant, deciding to get immunized still requires a leap of faith for some people.