Tucker Carlson claims healthy young people are more likely to be harmed by the vaccine than COVID-19
Tucker Carlson has argued that healthy young people are more likely to be harmed by the vaccine than by COVID-19, as he criticized US colleges and universities for demanding proof of vaccination from returning students.
The Fox News host accused the Biden administration Thursday night of refusing to mention “the flip side of vaccination” after the Centers for Disease Control announced it was investigating higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation in young people after receiving the vaccine. Pfizer or Moderna injections.
CDC bosses said 226 viable cases had been reported — mostly in teenage boys and young men after their second dose of the injection.
Reports are extremely rare and it is not clear whether the heart infection is caused by the vaccine.
More than 130 million Americans have received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which require two doses three or four weeks apart.
Tucker Carlson has argued that healthy young people are more likely to be harmed by the vaccine than by COVID-19, as he criticized US colleges and universities for demanding proof of vaccinations from returning students
The Centers for Disease Control announced Thursday that it is investigating higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation in young people after receiving the Pfizer or Moderna injections.
Carlson pointed to the CDC announcement and similar findings from the Israeli Ministry of Health, as he said it would be a “disaster” if the risks of the vaccine were shown to outweigh the threat of COVID-19 among young people.
“It is possible that healthy young people will be much more harmed by the vaccine than by COVID itself,” he claimed.
‘That would be a disaster. In fact, it would be the definition of an avoidable disaster.’
Carlson, who has repeatedly dodged questions about whether or not he has been vaccinated, has claimed that people are “lying” when they say they know the long-term impact the vaccine will have on young people.
“What are the long-term effects of pushing these drugs on millions of young people, many of whom don’t need them?” he said.
“We don’t know the answer. We don’t know what the long-term effects are. Anyone who claims to know is lying. Right now there is literally no way to say.’
He targeted universities and colleges that said students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to their campuses this fall — a move he says has left students “no choice but to take a drug that other governments have made.” have concluded that it is “dangerous for them to take.”
Several U.S. colleges, including Brown University, Rutgers University, and Nova Southeastern University, have announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for returning students returning for personal education in recent months.
In some institutions, the rules only apply to students with vaccines that are not mandatory for faculty and staff.
Carlson targeted colleges that said students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to their campuses this fall — a move he says has given students “no choice but to take a drug that other governments have concluded is safe.” it is dangerous for them’ take’
“Over the past week, many U.S. colleges and universities have announced that they require a vaccination certificate before they are allowed to return students to campus,” Carlson said.
‘In some schools, the mandate only applies to pupils.
‘For reasons that no one has explained or could defend, it does not apply to teachers and staff. They don’t need to be vaccinated.’
Carlson said about 20 million young people have “no escape” from getting the vaccine if they want to return to college for their education.
“As for the sheer number of young people who have already recovered from COVID — and therefore probably have more robust immunity, at least as robust as they could get from a vaccine — they’re going to have to get the shot too,” he said.
‘These are large numbers. There are almost 20 million students in this country.
Several US colleges, including Brown University (above), have announced COVID-19 vaccination requirements for returning students in recent months
“Ultimately, most will have no choice but to take a drug that other governments have concluded is dangerous for them to take.”
He added: ‘It is no longer your body, it is no longer your choice. When it comes to the vaccine, there is no escaping it.’
Carlson accused Joe Biden of refusing to pay attention to the risks of the vaccine, instead telling people to “shut up and take the shot.”
He played footage of the president reassuring the public that the vaccine is safe.
“The bottom line is this — I promise you, they’re safe. They are safe. And more importantly, they are extremely effective,” Biden said.
Carlson claimed that “if the numbers from Israel turn out to be real and applicable to this country, that statement will live on forever as one of the most destructive things a sitting president has ever said from a podium.”
A total of 226 viable cases of heart inflammation have been reported after receiving the second injection of Pfizer or Modernaa
WHAT IS MYOCARDITIS?
Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. There are no specific causes of the condition, but it is usually caused by a virus.
Some of the most common infections that cause myocarditis are those called adenovirus and Coxsackie B. It can be caused by the common cold, hepatitis B and C, and herpes simplex virus.
The most common symptoms of the condition are chest pain, fever, rapid heart rate, fatigue, and shortness of breath.
If the inflammation damages the heart muscle or the fibers that conduct electrical pulses to the heart, complications can arise.
They can develop quickly and include sudden loss of consciousness, an abnormally fast, slow or irregular heartbeat.
In very severe cases, the condition is fatal, causing heart failure or sudden death. The inflammation enlarges the heart and creates scar tissue, forcing it to work harder and making it weaker.
In most cases of viral myocarditis, the disease resolves and there are no complications.
But in rare cases, when the inflammation is severe, there may be damage to the heart that needs to be monitored and possibly a heart transplant.
Myocarditis can return, but there is no known way to prevent it. The chance of recurrence is low — 10 to 15 percent — according to Myocarditis Foundation.
It is difficult to measure the prevalence of myocarditis because there is no widely available test for it.
In 2010, approximately 400,000 people worldwide died from heart muscle disease – cardiomyopathy which also includes myocarditis.
The expert consensus estimates that up to 40 percent of dilated cardiomyopathy results from myocarditis, according to the National Organization for Rare Disorders.
Israel said in early June that its research showed Pfizer’s vaccine is the “probable” cause of heart inflammation in a very small number of people who receive the shot.
The Department of Health found 148 cases of myocarditis shortly after the patient was vaccinated.
A total of 275 cases were reported among the more than five million people who received the Pfizer shot in Israel, which has had one of the world’s most successful rollouts.
Of the remaining 127 cases, it is unclear whether they are related to the vaccine.
This equated to just 0.005 percent of recipients, or one in 20,000 people.
For the 148 cases “probably” related to the jab, the rate was 0.003 percent — even though half of them had other underlying health conditions.
Young men aged 16 to 24 were most affected, with Israel concluding that one in 3,000 and one in 6,000 men in that age group developed the rare condition after receiving the vaccine.
Most cases were mild and resolved within a few weeks.
US health officials Thursday announced higher-than-expected reports of heart inflammation in male teens and young adults after receiving their second doses.
CDC bosses convened an emergency meeting on June 18 to discuss the cases — especially teenage boys and young men affected after their second dose of the injection.
A total of 226 cases have been reported that may meet the CDC’s “working definition” of myocarditis and pericarditis after the injections, the agency said.
Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle and pericarditis is inflammation of the outer layer of the heart.
Of the 226, three are in intensive care, 15 are hospitalized and 41 have persistent symptoms. The rest – 167 – have been restored.
It’s not clear if either condition is caused by the shots, and reports of cases are extremely rare.
The CDC continues to urge everyone 12 years and older to get vaccinated.
This type of heart inflammation can be caused by a variety of infections, including an attack from COVID-19, as well as certain medications.
There have been rare reports of other types of vaccinations in the past.