On Fox News, infamous anti-vaxxer Alex Berenson told Tucker Carlson he believes Covid vaccines are dangerous, don’t work, and should be banned.
Almost all of what Berenson said was a flat out lie, of course. The vaccines have been found to be safe and incredibly effective at protecting against death and hospitalization. While new variants have proven more contagious for the vaccinated, studies show shots are still more effective against infection than no shots.
On Tucker Carlson Tonight, the host told his audience that Covid rates are “skyrocketing” in countries with the highest rates of vaccinated citizens, “including Denmark, Australia and Israel.”
Carlson brought Berenson in, who said that “It is completely clear now that the vaccines don’t really work at all against Omicron,” and advised the audience not to get any of the shots.
“The mRNA Covid vaccines need to be withdrawn from the market,” Berenson said. “No one should get them. No one should get boosted. No one should get double boosted. They are a dangerous and ineffective product at this point.”
The moment quickly went viral, and Twitter users laid into Berenson and Carlson over the dangerous and false alarmism.
A lot of the angry tweets focused specifically on Berenson, but CNN’ Brianna Keilar absolutely torched Fox News and Carlson for the interview.
Keilar noted Berenson was banned by Twitter for lying but “Fox has had this mad non-scientist on all pandemic.”
”Again, the daily double question is why is Rupert Murdoch, who was one of the first to get vaccinated, allowing this anti-science B.S. on the air? Because it is killing people,” said Keilar driving the point home.
That is the question for the network. And for Tucker Carlson, whose show had these chyrons on screen while Berenson was telling people lies about vaccination.
“A completely scary thing to hear,” said Carlson after hearing Berenson tell viewers not to take the vaccine or boosters. We could not agree more.