Nearly a year and a half after Fox Corp. chairman and Fox News co-founder Rupert Murdoch received his vaccine for COVID-19, Tucker Carlson is still using his Fox program to rail against vaccination -- this time. The latest example was following the COVID-19 diagnosis of Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris is reportedly asymptomatic.
If you're reading this far, you probably know by now that the vaccines are safe and effective at reducing the worst outcomes of COVID-19. But it's worth looking at hard data from unbiased sources. Here are a few charts from a recent analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation showing that unvaccinated individuals have been much more likely to die from COVID-19.
There is simply plenty of evidence from many sources that the vaccines prevent the worst outcomes from COVID-19. And while Fox and Carlson have been leading the charge against vaccinations, it's no wonder that pro-Trump counties have been ravaged by COVID-19 since the vaccines have been available.
But Rupert Murdoch, Lachlan Murdoch, and other Fox execs are happy to let Tucker Carlson lie and mislead their audience about vaccines, even as the country's toll from the pandemic nears 1 million dead.
Of course, lying is a lot easier when even a close political observer like ABC News reporter Jon Karl has said in recent days that Fox's pandemic coverage has been “very responsible.”