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Tucker Carlson Complained That COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Are Kept Secret. Here They Are.

On Friday evening’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Today, host Tucker Carlson insisted that he has always been “pro-vaccine” because he “grew up” near the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, where the cure for Polio was discovered. But when it comes to COVID-19, Carlson has been peddling skepticism and sowing doubt, not only because his right-wing audience craves it, but also because he believes that doctors and scientists have not been forthcoming about the science behind and side effects of coronavirus vaccinations.

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“We’re also making people, like, not believe doctors, not believe in vaccines,” Carlson said on Friday.

The issue has indeed been politicized, unfortunately, and loads of misinformation and confusion have been served up by Carlson and other actors within the conservative propaganda cabal.

“If you want to create anti-vaxxers, people who, like, just don’t believe in vaccines, then scream at them when they ask an honest question like, I don’t know, what are the side effects? Why can’t I know that? Why are you mad at me for asking? Right?” he asked his guest.

Watch below via Media Matters for America:

Of course, there is nothing wrong with looking for answers. But as is often the case with Carlson – who is not a doctor or medical professional – he is not telling the truth. Each vaccine manufacturer has been completely transparent not only with what is in their products, but what the potential complications, risks, and side effects are too.

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has had them published on its website for months.

Johnson & Johnson:

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects happen within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

• In clinical trials, side effects were common within 7 days of getting vaccinated and were mostly mild. Some people had side effects that affected their ability to do daily activities.
• Side effects were more common in people 18–59 years old compared to people 60 years and older.

Moderna:

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects happen within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

Pfizer (which was finally approved by the Food and Drug Administration last week):

In the arm where you got the shot:

  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Throughout the rest of your body:

  • Tiredness
  • Headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Nausea

These side effects happen within a day or two of getting the vaccine. They are normal signs that your body is building protection and should go away within a few days.

Carlson banks on his viewers trusting his word as gospel instead of checking their sources. It would behoove them to verify his claims.



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