Fox News host has been charged with ‘outright lying’ during brazen rants on prime time

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner has been criticized on Twitter for expressing an “apparent” untruth about the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic when she criticized the protective measures in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Faulkner, who is doing a tryout in former prime-time host Tucker Carlson’s old slot, claimed the schools didn’t close in 1918.

School closures were not only the order of the day in 1918, Studies have found They were effective in reducing the excessive death rate from the Spanish flu – and so many people responded that a “community note” was included to correct the misinformation.

“We didn’t even have penicillin back then,” Faulkner also said, although penicillin isn’t used for flu because antibiotics don’t work against viruses. “We made sacrifices. We have suffered. But then we kept going.”

This “sacrifice” claimed 50 million lives worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States. according to CDC.

Twitter users called out Faulkner for the misinformation:

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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