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Fox News Hosts Ask Why People Living With HIV Are Not Required to Carry Medical Paperwork

Fox News propagandists Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson suggested on Monday night’s edition of The Ingraham Angle that the United States government may be using the push to get people vaccinated against COVID-19 as a precursor for mass sterilization. The pair also pondered why individuals living with HIV are not required to show medical documentation when in public places.

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Ingraham initiated the conversation:

And Tucker, I want to get to some other stories that speak of some of the erosion of our basic freedoms. In the United States, we haven’t seen yet the – the type of – kind of brutal enforcement of kind of a medical dictatorship that you’re beginning to see in France. In – in France, they’re – police are now going table-to-table to these outdoor restaurants, checking for people’s health passes. I think you and I were mocked last year for saying that this was what the left ultimately wanted to happen, have happen here. Do you agree that that’s ultimately what they would prefer to happen here? 

Carlson:

Well, of – I mean, of course. But I mean, you – you wonder why would it stop with COVID? I mean, why not HIV patients or people with hepatitis or any transmissible disease? I mean, right? There’s a principle here, which is that your health status has to remain private. The government doesn’t have a right to force you to take medicine you don’t want or need and that you have a right to keep private, you know, your own health condition. And when we give that up, I mean, you’re sort of, you’re looking at a brand new country.

The ignorance demonstrated by Carlson is astonishing. Unlike SARS-COV-2, neither HIV nor hepatitis are transmissible through the air, however, HIV is nearly 100 percent preventable with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), almost fully managable with medication, and hepatitis is preventable through vaccines.

Further, the government is not forcing anyone to get inoculated or take medications without their informed consent.

Carlson continued:

And I — the French are fighting back against this, you know. I don’t think their testosterone levels have been lowered to quite the levels of ours by bad food or whatever. But there are definitely huge numbers of people who are – are pushing back against this in the form of – of protest nationwide in France. You’re not seeing that here. You wonder how far they can go before people say, you know, ‘I’m not against vaccines, I obviously want to get COVID under control, but I – you can’t force me to take a medicine I don’t want. If you can do that, why can’t you sterilize me or lobotom – what can’t you do to me if you own my body?’ That’s a totally fair question, why is no one asking it?

Ingraham:

Liberals used to believe in all that.

The hypocrisy here is incomprehensible, given the conservative movement’s efforts to force women to give birth against their will.

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