Fox News guest spreads lie that the COVID vaccine is more dangerous than COVID

Tucker Carlson: “They can scream anti-vax all they want, but what you said is true”

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Citation From the April 14, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight 

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, our heart goes out to you and anyone else who just, like, wants an education in America and has to submit to medical treatment she doesn't want in order to get it. Tell us why you made this decision. 

SOPHIA MEKHAEL (GUEST):  Well, because I'm a healthy 17-year-old. The vaccine, frankly, it's ineffective. It's ineffective and I'm putting my body at more risk by taking it than by getting COVID. I'm sorry, but the vaccine has been shown to have side effects that is something that is worth being concerned about and we don't even know the long-term effects. 

CARLSON: Yeah, no -- we have no idea because they haven't been studied, and you make a completely fair point. People can scream anti-vax all they want, but what you said is true.