Tucker Carlson claims no one will tell him how effective COVID-19 vaccines are

The information Carlson seeks is widely available

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Citation From the March 15, 2021, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight 

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, all of this should prompt some pretty tough questions for our public health experts in this country. And one of those questions is, “How effective is this coronavirus vaccine?" “How necessary is it to take the vaccine?"

Don't dismiss those questions from anti-vaxxers. Don't kick people off social media for asking them. Answer the questions -- especially now.

The administration would like you to take this vaccine. Joe Biden told you last week if you don't, you can't celebrate the Fourth of July.

But it turns out there are things we don't know about the effects of this vaccine and all vaccines by the way -- it's always a trade-off. But in this specific case, Germany, France, Italy and Spain -- these are not third world countries -- have just suspended the distribution of AstraZeneca's vaccine. They're saying it could be linked to deadly blood clots. 

A month ago, The New York Times reported that the FDA and the CDC were looking into reports that Moderna and Pfizer's coronavirus vaccines could be causing blood clots as well.


So, should this scare you? We don't know. But the rest of us deserve an answer.