Tucker Carlson hits back on Fauci after a disease expert called him a “mad conspirator” for suggesting vaccines don’t work, asking, “If this stuff works, why can’t you live the way it works?”
- Tucker Carlson asked on Tuesday night why masks were still recommended
- He said if vaccinated people still need them, vaccines may not work
- Anthony Fauci dismissed Carlson’s speculation on Wednesday morning
- Fauci said, ‘That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory’
- Carlson doubled his challenge for Fauci on Wednesday evening
- “If this stuff works, why can’t you live the way it works?” said the Fox News host
Tucker Carlson doubled down on his criticism of Anthony Fauci’s recommendation to continue wearing masks on Wednesday night, mounting his attack after Fauci accused him of spreading a “ crazy conspiracy theory. ”
The clash began Tuesday, when the Fox News host wondered why people who were fully vaccinated were advised to continue wearing face masks and suggested the vaccines were not working.
“So maybe it won’t work, and they just won’t tell you,” Carlson said.
“That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory,” Fauci responded during an interview on Wednesday.
Later that night, Carlson hit back to the disease expert and demanded to know; ‘If this stuff works, why can’t you live the way it works? What are you really telling us here? ‘
“We’ve been asking a very simple question about the coronavirus vaccine for months,” Carlson said on his Fox show.
“Why do people taking it – and, by the way, why people who have been previously infected and show high levels of antibodies – have to live under the restrictions the vaccines are supposed to eliminate?” he asked.
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Tucker Carlson hit back on criticism from Anthony Fauci on Wednesday evening
Fauci told CNN Wednesday morning that Carlson’s speculation was “ not helpful. ”
“For example, why does Tony Fauci say you have to wear a mask after you get the vaccine?”
Carlson added, ‘If this stuff works, why can’t you live the way it works? What are you really telling us here?
And by the way, again, this is not a trick question, we don’t play word games here, what’s the answer? If the coronavirus vaccine is keeping you from contracting the coronavirus, why are you wearing a mask?
‘Why can’t you eat in a restaurant? And if it doesn’t stop you from contracting the coronavirus, why are we taking it in the first place? Both cannot be true. ‘
The CDC says fully vaccinated people can eat in a restaurant as long as it is well-ventilated and they keep a social distance.
About the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website, it says, “We are still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, continue to take precautions – such as wearing a mask, keeping 6 feet away from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated areas – in public places until we know more. ‘
Fauci said on Wednesday that Carlson’s speculation was “by no means helpful” and “contrary to what we are trying to achieve to protect the health and safety of the American public.”
During an interview with CNN, he was asked about Carlson’s claim that the vaccines didn’t work, but that their uselessness was kept a secret.
“That’s just a typical crazy conspiracy theory,” Fauci said. Look at the data. I have no idea what he’s talking about. ‘