#TuckerVaxxed Trends As Viewers Demand To Know If Fox Host Is Lying
Vaccine hesitancy could be the bar to herd immunity and a return to some semblance of normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and some viewers wonder about certain media hosts who are stoking fears. Fox‘s Tucker Carlson is a particular focal point right now, and some social media users are wondering if he has been secretly vaccinated, while he continues to promote anti-vax sentiments.
Carlson has been called out for pushing misleading narratives regarding the COVID-19 vaccines before. Earlier this month, a clip of him claiming that masses of people were dying from being vaccinated resulted in many turning to Twitter to point out two logical flaws. First, the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) he’s citing relies on self-reporting, so there’s no verification of whether the claimed incidents are real or connected to vaccines. Second, as noted in the tweet below, there’s a wide line between vaccinated people dying (especially during a pandemic) and vaccines causing deaths.
Blows my mind that the same idiots who pushed the false narrative of ‘died WITH Covid’ as opposed to ‘died FROM Covid’ have reversed course & can’t figure out the same really f’ing basic concept when it comes to vaccines.
Get vaccinated. I bet Tucker did.pic.twitter.com/e5znVDhx4X
— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) May 7, 2021
Now, a few days after that tweet, the sentiment expressed therein — that Carlson is only anti-vax on TV, that he’s gotten his vaccine but is keeping it a secret — has gone viral, with #TuckerVaxxed trending. Some viewers even say the Fox host has an obligation to his viewers to let them know whether he got the shot himself.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 10, 2021
Why won’t @TuckerCarlson tell his viewers he has been vaccinated? He’s perfectly happy pushing them toward their death so long as he gets to stay safe. Tell the truth, Tuckums. Tell them you got it and why. Be a decent human being for once in your miserable, sociopathic life.
— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) May 10, 2021
If Tucker Carlson actually hadn't been vaccinated he'd be loudly proclaiming it to his cult followers.
But the truth hurts. Starting with ratings.#TuckerVaxxed
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) May 10, 2021
Why won’t @TuckerCarlson tell us if he has been vaccinated?
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) May 9, 2021
Tucker’s (hypothetical) vaccination status has been compared to that of ex-president Donald Trump, who received the COVID-19 vaccine while still in office but chose not to share that information with Americans, despite being a major influence on a significant portion of the populace.