Daughter says Tucker Carlson ‘played a role’ in vaccine hesitancy before Covid death

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The daughter of a man who died with COVID-19 was interviewed by CNN after she said her father was waiting for FDA approval before receiving the vaccine because of “misinformation” from Tucker Carlson.

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Katie Lane told CNN’s New Day That his father, Patrick Lane, was not “anti-Semitism”, but that he consumed the media across the political spectrum and that “misinformation” aside, in particular, made him hesitant.

“So he was going to wait for FDA approval, but by the time Pfizer was approved, it was too late,” Ms. Lane said.

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Ms Lane said there were “many reasons” why her father had not received the vaccine, including “some of which was media that he ingested.”

“He was by no means far-fetched. He was right in the middle, and he devoured the media from both sides, and some misinformation on one of them made him hesitant,” she said.

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CNN anchor John Berman prompted Ms Lane to identify “one media source in particular” that made her father comment-hesitating, citing claims made in local media a week earlier.

“He saw some Tucker Carlson videos on YouTube, and some of those videos included some misinformation about vaccines, and I believe that played a part,” Ms Lane replied.

Ms Lane, 20, first claimed in an interview with a NBC News aides in Washington, saying he was diagnosed with Covid-19 just days before the Pfizer vaccine was fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Despite being healthy and with no underlying condition, Ms Lane told the broadcaster that her father’s health quickly deteriorated and he died two weeks later. He was 45 years old.

“It honestly felt like a sick joke,” Ms Lane said. “When he was put on the ventilator, I was told there was still hope, but a part of me knew it was the beginning of the end.”

Evan Lane, who appeared with his sister on CNN, said his father was not anti-vaccine and had no problem recommending people get the shot “now that Pfizer is FDA-approved.”

Since appearing on CNN, siblings’ claims against Carlson have fueled The Daily Beast, which states that Fox Star has spent months questioning the efficacy and safety of the COVID vaccine, while also stating that it is a supporter of the vaccine.

Fox News did not respond to a request for comment at the time of publication.

Credit: www.independent.co.uk / Tucker Carlson

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