“The vaccinated spread COVID just like the unvaccinated. There’s no difference actually,” Carlson said during a rant about Seattle public employees who quit or were fired from their jobs for failing to meet the Oct. 18 deadline to be fully vaccinated. “Look at the science.”
Science shows that vaccinated people are much less likely to transmit the coronavirus than unvaccinated people. Vaccinated people are significantly less likely to get COVID-19. And multiple studies have shown that vaccinated people who do become infected tend to transmit much less virus than the unvaccinated, and are likely to be contagious for a shorter period of time.
Tucker Carlson tells viewers that "the vaccinated spread COVID just like the unvaccinated. There's no difference actually."
This is false, vaccinated people are far less likely to transmit COVID than unvaccinated people https://t.co/fWtKwGFMn8pic.twitter.com/yhxz5drva1
— nikki mccann screamírez 👻 (@NikkiMcR) October 21, 2021
Carlson has persistently cast doubt on vaccines and dedicates considerable airtime to attacking workplace vaccine mandates intended to protect people and control the pandemic.
Earlier this week, following the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell from COVID-19 complications, Carlson suggested Americans are “being lied to” about the vaccines. Powell was fully vaccinated, but Carlson failed to mention until much later that Powell had other serious health issues that contributed to his death.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.