Per a federal judge in the Southern District of New York and Fox News's own lawyers.
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/91774712 ... ox-s-lawye
Here is the CDC link regarding the question Carlson poses.Just read U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil's opinion, leaning heavily on the arguments of Fox's lawyers: The "'general tenor' of the show should then inform a viewer that [Carlson] is not 'stating actual facts' about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in 'exaggeration' and 'non-literal commentary.' "
She wrote: "Fox persuasively argues, that given Mr. Carlson's reputation, any reasonable viewer 'arrive(s) with an appropriate amount of skepticism' about the statement he makes."
Vyskocil, an appointee of President Trump's, added, "Whether the Court frames Mr. Carlson's statements as 'exaggeration,' 'non-literal commentary,' or simply bloviating for his audience, the conclusion remains the same — the statements are not actionable."
Selected Adverse Events Reported after COVID-19 Vaccination
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nc ... vents.html
As the CDC article notes, reports of death are tracked by VAERS and the CDC follows up on all reports of death to determine if there is a potential causal relationship.Reports of death after COVID-19 vaccination
CDC uses the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to closely monitor reports of death following COVID-19 vaccination.
FDA requires healthcare providers to report any death after COVID-19 vaccination to VAERS.
Reports to VAERS of death following vaccination do not necessarily mean the vaccine caused the death.
CDC follows up on any report of death to request additional information to learn more about what occurred and to determine whether the death was a result of the vaccine or was unrelated.
CDC, FDA, and other federal agencies will continue to monitor the safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
Over 245 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through May 3, 2021. During this time, VAERS received 4,178 reports of death (0.0017%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC requests medical records to further assess reports. A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines. However, recent reports indicate a plausible causal relationship between the J&J/Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine and a rare and serious adverse event—blood clots with low platelets—which has caused deaths. Get the latest safety information on the J&J/Janssen vaccine. CDC and FDA will continue to investigate reports of adverse events, including deaths, reported to VAERS.
A review of available clinical information, including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records has not established a causal link to COVID-19 vaccines.
The example of the J&J vaccine demonstrates that the CDC and FDA are monitoring these numbers very closely and taking appropriate action. When the data for the J&J vaccine indicated a potential "plausible" causal relationship with a rare occurrence of blood clots, J&J vaccines were paused while the CDC and FDA looked more closely at the data.
Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration have lifted the pause on the J&J vaccine. They determined that the risks of catching COVID-19 outweigh the risks of some very rare but serious side effects.
It is interesting to note that there have been pauses or delays out of an abundance of caution in the distribution of the single-shot adenovirus vaccines (J&J and AstraZeneca).
On the other hand, there has been no need for any pause for either of the two-shot mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna).