Over the last year and a half, Fox News has been focused on minimizing the risks of COVID-19. As a result, Fox viewers are 21% less likely to get vaccinated than those who watch CNN or MSNBC.
The main goal of Fox, though, it to keep their viewers terrified about all kinds of outlandish scenarios. On Wednesday, host Dagen McDowell talked about terrorists releasing a bioweapon using what they learned from COVID-19.
The Five co-host told viewers:
“And if you look at what happened in Afghanistan, clearly, but it’s also how they have not stood up to China on the Wuhan virus. Tony Blinken met with a Chinese official in March and sat there and let that official lambaste him about the sins of America and was like, didn’t do anything, didn’t say anything. So when is Biden going to stand up to China on the Wuhan virus?
And by the way, you can connect the two, because Al Qaeda was running bioweapons labs 20 years ago. They probably learned something from the what, four and a half million people who died worldwide because of a single virus that spread around, what it’s more than 650,000 Americans? So that’s why people are utterly freaked out.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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