Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, likened vaccine passports to the medical equivalent of Jim Crow laws
Fox Corporation has quietly implemented its own version of a ‘vaccine passport’ for
— despite some of
publicly calling them out live on
Fox sent employees an email in June which stated that those who provide vaccination details would be exempt from health screening. In the email shared by Ryan Grim, the ‘Fox Clear Pass’ system is eligible for those who are fully vaccinated. They would no longer have to wear a mask or social distance in the workplace.
Asked for comment, a Fox News spokesperson referred me to this June FOX memo on the Fox Clear Pass system https://t.co/1kRG68zplc
Another note that has circulated on Twitter read: “Thank you for providing FOX with your vaccination information,” the email read. “You no longer are required to complete your daily health screening through WorkCare/WorkMatters.”
of the right-wing talk channel’s new
has raised quite a few eyebrows as a few of their Fox News hosts have frequently undermined the vaccine passport and have continued to push an anti-jab
Two of Fox’s highest paid primetime hosts have railed against vaccine passports and have continuously dismissed science from the vaccine.
In a bold stance, Tucker Carlson likened the Covid safety policies to “medical Jim Crow” laws. “Medical Jim Crow has come to America”, he said last month. “If we still had water fountains, the unvaccinated would have separate ones.”
Carlson also made the bizarre comparison that asking someone their vaccination status is similar to asking someone their favourite sex position or whether they’ve been infected with HIV.
Laura Ingraham has also made outlandish accusations that such safety protocols are tracking mechanisms.
It’s unclear whether Fox will require vaccinations in order to return to the office. They hope to have all offices open by Labor Day.