Whenhost attacked the vaccines again on Wednesday night, he framed it as a question. But it was a very misleading one.
This is a pattern Carlson has consistently followed when pumping out vaccine misinformation, ason “Last Week Tonight” .
Carlson, who has simultaneously peddled anti-vaccine fear-mongering while alleging he is “pro-vaccine,” misused data to claim“not even close to normal”:
“How many Americans have died after taking the COVID vaccines?” Tucker asked as he provided numbers from the Vaccine Adverse Events(VAERS).
Radiologist, who focuses on health policy and , said on Twitter that the VAERS database allows anyone to submit a report for any reason.
“If you had a vaccine today and then had aunrelated to the vaccine, your death would be in VAERS,” Shanker wrote on Twitter. “Vaccinating hundreds of millions of that, by random probability, some people WILL DIE, and it has no relationship to the vaccine. That is simple math.”
, director of global health in emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, also called out Carlson’s “pure, absolute stupidity” in a series of tweets:
Many of Carlson’s :. Some even turned the question back at him and asked how many of his viewers had died after watching the show