Tucker Carlson was one of the earliest members of the media to sound the alarm about the coronavirus.
But now Carlson is raising his biggest red flag yet.
And that’s when Tucker Carlson asked one question that left his viewers speechless.
The economic toll of the government imposed lockdowns is staggering.
In the last two weeks, at least 10 million Americans joined the unemployment lines.
The loss of life from suicides, drug overdoses, depression, and alcoholism could be greater than that of the coronavirus.
Tucker Carlson used a recent monologue to question if the data shows these lockdowns are even working.
Carlson noted the Italian village of Lombardy – which was the hardest hit in the nation and also lived through one of the strictest lockdowns in the world – saw studies which showed that out of 60 people who gave blood for it, 40 of them were found to have the virus.
“Keep in mind that Lombardy has been strictly locked down by government order since March 9, that’s almost a month ago,” Carlson stated. “Yet about 70 percent of this group got it anyway.”
Carlson pointed out we are learning more about how easily the virus transmits and we still have no idea about when the virus got here and how many people really had it.
The popular Fox News host said the nation was crushing the economy based on faulty or incomplete data and that it was time to re-evaluate the mass population based mitigation strategy.
“Once again, coronavirus is not the only bad thing that’s happening in America right now, horrifying as it is” Carlson stated. “We should never minimize the danger of this pandemic, or minimize our obligation to respond to it wisely. We’ve been saying that on this show for months.”
“No thoughtful person wants to reopen baseball stadiums tomorrow or book a cruise to Shanghai, but there has to be a more balanced course than the one we are on now. For most people, going to work cannot be more dangerous than buying produce at Safeway twice a week. And if it is more dangerous, tell us how it’s more dangerous, and be specific when you describe that,” Carlson added. “Otherwise, it’s time to start caring about the entire population. Healthy people are suffering badly too.”
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