Tucker Carlson, host of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ on Thursday called an alleged cover-up in the Nashville mayor’s office over the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants and other believing cases by politicians who dabble in the information “unforgivable.”
Carlson said a FOX 17 reporter in Nashville received emails from Democratic Mayor John Cooper’s office “discussing the fact that only a very low number of cases have been traced to bars and restaurants in the city.”
As of June 30, bars and restaurants had led to just 22 virus cases compared to more than 1
Figures like this could be good news for the city of Nashville. Bars and restaurants have suffered there for months under crushing COVID restrictions, he said.
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A Nashville Health Department official reviewed the numbers and wrote an email to the mayor’s official last summer saying, “This is not going to be made public, is it? Just info for the mayor’s office? “Carlson explained.” Correct, not for general consumption, “replied a senior adviser in the mayor’s office.
“Why are they so afraid to tell the real numbers? You know the answer, the more data you have about the virus, the more facts, the more science, the less afraid you can be,” Carlson said. “And that’s why they always emphasize how many people have died – almost 200,000 – but almost never who died.”
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“If you knew the details, you might realize that having a drink at a bar in Nashville or for that matter sending your kids to school in person poses very little risk to anyone,” he added.
Carlson suggested that “restrictions and horrific policies” from politicians like Mayor Cooper “cause far more harm to this country and its people than the virus itself causes.”
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He said the virus remains as it has always been: “an overwhelming threat to the elderly and to people who are already ill. This does not mean that COVID-19 is not dangerous. Of course it is … It’s just not dangerous. To it the vast majority of people are destroyed by COVID-19 restrictions and that is unforgivable. “