TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Six weeks later we are happy to say that curve has been flattened, but it's likely not because of the lockdowns.
The virus just isn't nearly as deadly as we thought it was, all of us, including on this show. Everybody thought it was, but it turned out not to be.
Hospitals never collapsed. Outside of a tiny number of places, they never came close to collapsing, at least not from an influx of infected patients.
Instead, something remarkable happened, something amazing, really without parallel in American history. The opposite happened. Thanks to the lockdowns, hospitals have begun to collapse.
Why? From a lack of patients. Politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology decided that practicing physicians should not be allowed to calculate the risk of transmitting the virus. They're just not qualified -- unlike us.
So, these politicians banned so-called "nonessential" procedures, many of which are, in fact, essential. The results of this policy? In many hospitals, entire floors have been mothballed.
Doctors and nurses are being furloughed in the middle of a pandemic. This is insanity. It weakens our healthcare system. Its effects will last for many years. That's all from the lockdown.