This Republican Buffoon Just Told a Whopper About COVID-19 Variants
Republican United States Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin appeared on Monday’s edition of Tucker Carlson Tonight and told the show’s namesake host that the Delta variant of COVID-19 emerged because of vaccines, which is comically false. Delta has spread – in large part – because of millions of people who refuse to get their shots, primarily due to listening to boneheads like Johnson.
But despite the demonstrable lunacy of Johnson’s assertion, Tuckems – who knows better – played right along with the lie.
“You’ve had almost 700,000 people die. Is there any evidence that any of these measures that really have reshaped the country completely have saved a huge number of lives? I mean, if we had just ignored it would many more than 700,000 have died? Sincere question,” Carlson asked.
“I doubt it, but I’m sure they’ll come up with science to prove that they’ve saved all kinds of lives” Ron Johnson replied.
“Science has been corrupted! Our medical system has been corrupted! Now I put a chart on the Senate floor last week that showed the pandemic was winding down before the vaccines ever had a chance to take off. Now you’d expect on that chart that the pandemic would continue to wind down! It didn’t! We’ve had this huge delta surge! And again, the, the blunder was the fact that we completely ignored and sabotaged early treatments. There’s literally a cornucopia of different drugs and multi-drug treatments,” Johnson groused, adding that “there are hundreds of doctors that actually have the courage and compassion to treat patients. They’ve been saving lives but now they can’t even get some of these drugs because it’s been so corrupted.”
Prevention is a far more effective means of combating the coronavirus than allowing people to get sick, piling them into intensive care units, and pumping them full of drugs that are not guaranteed to work.
“Boy, I dunno why you’re the only one saying this but I’m grateful that you are,” Carlson slobbered. “Senator Ron Johnson, talk about rising to the occasion. I appreciate your coming on tonight. Thanks very much.”
Tuckems knows exactly why that is – because it is pure, unabashed nonsense. Johnson, however, had more to say.
“Can I make – can I make one more point, Tucker? Cause it’s important,” Johnson interjected. “These mandates are driven by the bait-and-switch of the FDA that we now have an approved vaccine. We do not have an approved vaccine in America. They did it for the Comirnaty vaccine, I guess they did it in Europe. But the Pfizer vaccine that is available in the US is not FDA-approved. It’s got emergency use authorization. I wrote a letter to the FDA on August 26th. They have still not given me the answer of why didn’t they approve it. Why are they basically lying to the American public? That’s a serious question to be asked as we’re destroying our health care system with these mandates.”
Johnson was lying again.
First, the United States Food and Drug Administration fully approved Pfizer’s vaccine on August 23rd. Second, the swarm of unvaccinated individuals flooding into emergency rooms – not those who have gotten inoculated – is what has crippled our health care system.
“Someday we’re going to learn the depths of these lies and I think it’s gonna be shocking to everyone, even those of us who have a low opinion of the people making these decisions,” Carlson replied. “Senator Johnson, thank you very much.”
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