Fox News guest claims the COVID vaccine is killing “hundreds of thousands” and says it’s “the most dangerous vaccine ever created”

Brian Kilmeade: “You did your own research. What did you find?”

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Citation From the August 10, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

STEVE KIRSCH (GUEST): They told -- the agencies, the FDA, the CDC, the NIH said that these vaccines were safe and effective. And when I started seeing my friends die and be injured and I started looking at the data, there was no question that this vaccine is the most dangerous vaccine ever created by man. It is a thousand times more deadly than the smallpox vaccine and that's too unsafe for people to use.


BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): You did your own research. What did you find was effective and what was the reaction when you put it out there? 

KIRSCH: Well, what I found was that hundreds of thousands of Americans have been killed by this vaccine and millions have been injured. And, you know, there -- clearly, you are more likely to be injured or dead from the vaccine than if you were unvaccinated.