Tucker Carlson, host of ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ called an alleged cover-up in the Nashville mayor’s office on Thursday over the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants and other suspected cases of politicians obscuring data as “unforgivable”.
FOX 17 in Nashville this week reported 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 in the city. “
As of June 30, bars and restaurants had resulted in just 22 cases of the virus compared to more than 1,000 in nursing homes in Nashville, according to private data, according to Carlson.
“Numbers like this could be great news for the city of Nashville. Bars and restaurants there have been suffering from overwhelming COVID restrictions for months, ”he said.
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A Nashville Department of Health official reviewed the numbers and wrote an email to the mayor’s officer last summer that said, “This won’t be made public, will it? Just some info 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 will be, ”Carlson said. “And that’s why they always point out how many people have died – almost 200,000 – but almost never who have died.
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“If you knew the details, you might realize that having a drink at a Nashville bar or sending your kids to school in person is very low risk for anyone,” he added.
Carlson postulated that the “terrible restrictions and policies” of politicians like Mayor Cooper “are doing a lot more harm to this country and its people than the virus itself.”
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He said the virus remains as it always has been: “an overwhelming threat to the elderly and those already ill. This does not mean that COVID-19 is not dangerous. to the overwhelming majority of people who are destroyed by the COVID-19 restrictions and it is unforgivable.