Tucker Carlson, the host of “Tucker Carlson Tonight”, on Thursday called an alleged cover-up in the Nashville mayor’s office about how many coronavirus cases are linked to bars and restaurants and other deemed cases of politicians clouding the data “unforgivable” .
FOX 17 in Nashville reported this week emails between Democratic Mayor John Cooper’s office and the city’s health department “discussing that only a very small number of cases have been traced to bars and restaurants. of the city”.
As of June 30, bars and restaurants had led to just 22 cases of the virus compared to more than 1
“Numbers like this could be great news for the city of Nashville. Bars and restaurants have been suffering there for months due to overwhelming COVID restrictions, “he said.
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An official from the Nashville Department of Health looked at the numbers and wrote an email to the mayor officer last summer saying, “This isn’t going to be released publicly, right? Just information for the mayor’s office?” “Correct, not for public consumption,” replied a senior adviser from the mayor’s office.
“Why are they so afraid to tell us the real numbers? You know the answer, the more data you have about the virus, the more facts, the more science, the less fear you might be,” Carlson said. “And that’s why they always point out how many people have died – almost 200,000 – but hardly ever who died.”
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“If you knew the details, you might realize that having a drink at a bar in Nashville or sending your kids to school in person is minimal risk to anyone,” he added.
Carlson speculated that the “restrictions and terrible policies” of politicians like Mayor Cooper “are causing far more damage to this country and its people than the virus itself is causing.”
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He said the virus remains as it always has been: “an overwhelming threat to the elderly and to people who are already ill. That doesn’t mean COVID-19 isn’t dangerous. Sure, it is … It’s not dangerous at all. majority of people being destroyed by COVID-19 restrictions and that’s unforgivable. “