As more and more people are lining up to get their COVID-19 vaccine, there are still some groups that are hesitant to get vaccinated.
And they are finding new sources for misinformation and propaganda about vaccines, even as others get shut down.
Who’s Anti-Vaccine Now?
What are these new sources?
Where are they reaching people?
And that’s ironic because Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of the Murdoch family trust that owns Fox was quick to get vaccinated and protected as soon as he could!
But you would know that from watching any of the shows on his network, especially Tucker Carlson…
“While broadcasting an increasing onslaught of coronavirus vaccine skepticism, Carlson repeatedly says that he’s just asking questions — and that we should ask questions.”The dangerous game Tucker Carlson is playing on vaccines
“How do you address an issue if you can’t have a actual conversation and debate? These are not technically vaccines, right? The first ones are — they’re experimental gene therapies. Every scientist I’ve talked to admits that and here, why can’t you even — and I’m not an anti-vaxxer. We are the ones, and look, this show is specialized in whether you think it’s a bioweapon from the Wuhan lab that either they let out on purpose or inadvertently escaped, or if you think it’s a total hoax. We’ve tried to have the spectrum of people on here.”Steve Bannon says coronavirus vaccines are “not technically vaccines” but “experimental gene therapies”
It’s called JAQing off.
These are the folks who say that they are “just asking questions…”, but aren’t really looking for answers.
“Carlson is hardly alone on Fox, whose coverage of the vaccine has shifted markedly since Joe Biden became president. Laura Ingraham hosted Robert F. Kennedy Jr., the anti-vax king, on her podcast last month; Sean Hannity has admitted he has “doubts” about the vaccine. These hosts are well positioned to talk to actual public health experts and to provide their viewers with the truth about vaccines, which no one is suppressing. They invite cranks on instead.”Tucker Carlson Is Leading the Anti-Vax Right
And perhaps that’s why we are seeing such big partisan differences in polls about COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, even as more and more people say they want to get vaccinated and protected.
“Among Republican men, 49% said they did not plan to get the shot, compared with just 6% of Democratic men who said the same. Among those who said they supported President Trump in the 2020 election, 47% said they did not plan to get a coronavirus vaccine compared with just 10% of Biden supporters.”Little Difference In Vaccine Hesitancy Among White And Black Americans, Poll Finds
If Tucker Carlson and his viewers truly want answers, they are easily available.
But not from folks like Hooman Noorchashm, who thinks vaccinating those who have already had COVID-19 will trigger “an antigen specific immune attack to the very target organs and tissues harboring viral antigens from recent or current infection.”
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