Self-isolation may still be necessary after receiving the vaccine, however, because it typically takes a few weeks for immunity to build up.
There is also no chance of herd immunity building up from a vaccine that could usher in the end of coronavirus restrictions until far more people have received one than is currently possible.
But people won’t be forced to wear masks in their own homes or remain completely isolated for long periods of time as Carlson seems to suggest.
Elsewhere during his show, Carlson encouraged viewers to react “nervously” to the “glitzy” vaccine rollout. He said:
“How are [we] supposed to respond to a marketing campaign like this? Well, nervously.
Even if you’re strongly supportive of vaccines, and we are, even if you recognise how many millions of lives have been saved over the past 50 years by vaccines, and we do, it all seems a bit much. It feels false, because it is. It’s too slick.”
The Pfizer-BioNTech was approved for use in the US by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) after rigorous testing.