CNN’s Dana Bash Asks Surgeon General: Do You Think Media Outlets Like Fox News Are ‘Killing People’ With Anti-Vaccine Commentary?

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy on Sunday if he thinks that Fox News is “killing people” with covid-19 misinformation.

Murthy and other top officials have been very vocal about the spread of such misinformation on Facebook, and President Joe Biden himself even said social platforms like Facebook are “killing people.”

Bash asked Murthy about “disinformation being spread on the right,” showing clips of anti-vaccine commentary from Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, and Newsmax’s Rob Schmitt.

Some Fox News hosts have encouraged vaccines and shared their own vaccinations. Last week Sean Hannity told viewers they should talk with their doctors and other medical professionals they trust. But hosts like Carlson have engaged in irresponsible anti-vaccine
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