Tucker Carlson responded to Anthony Fauci’s accusation that it is “a typical crazy conspiracy theory” to question why restrictions must remain in place even with a COVID vaccine by asking “If this stuff works, why can’t you live like it works?“
Fauci has refused to appear on Carlson’s show, but instead appears daily on CNN, where Wednesday he said “I don’t have any idea of what [Carlson] is talking about,” and called the Fox host a ‘conspiracy theorist’ for questioning why masks and distancing still need to be in place if the vaccine works.
Carlson responded by repeating the same “very straightforward” question, “why do people who have been previously infected and show high levels of antibodies have to live under the restrictions that the vaccines were supposed to eliminate?”
“Why, for example, does Tony Fauci say you have to wear a mask after you get the vaccine?” Carlson continued, adding “If we are following the science, and we sincerely hope to, we’re wondering, is Fauci telling Americans who have been vaccinated or who have been recovered from the coronavirus itself, that they aren’t protected against future infections?”
“Is that why he is saying they can’t eat in restaurants or go to bars? These are not trick questions. They are the most basic of all questions. We would love to have Dr. Fauci on this show to explain them.,” Carlson continued.
“This, again, is not a trick question, we are not playing word games here, what is the answer?” Carlson pleaded, adding:
“If the coronavirus vaccine prevents you from catching the coronavirus, why are you wearing a mask? Why can’t you eat in a restaurant? And if it doesn’t prevent you from catching the coronavirus, why are we taking it in the first place? Both can’t be true.”