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The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 says Tucker Carlson and misinformation 'played a role' in his vaccine hesitancy

Katie and Evan Lane speaking to CNN's "New Day." CNN * The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 spoke to CNN about her father. * Katie Lane said her father "watched some Tucker Carlson videos on YouTube" concerning vaccines. * She said her 45-year-old father wasn't opposed to all vaccines, but was influenced by misinformation. * See more stories on Insider's business page. The daughter of an unvaccinated man who died of COVID-19 told CNN's "New Day" on Monday she believes Fox News host Tucker Carlson and misinformation "played a role" in her father's vaccine hesitancy. Katie and Evan Lane spoke to "New Day" about their father, 45-year-old Patrick Lane, who recently died from the virus. "He wasn't by any means far-right. He was right in the middle, and he consumed media from both sides, and just some of the misinformation on one of those sides made him hesitant," Katie Lane said. "He was going to wait for FDA approval, but by the time that Pfizer had been approved, it was already too late." Anchor John Berman later said Katie Lane had said "one media source in particular" impacted her father's vaccine hesitancy, and asked her to clarify. "He watched some Tucker Carlson videos on YouTube, and some of those videos involved some misinformation about vaccines, and I believe that that played a role," she said. Carlson, a right-wing commentator and the country's most-watched cable news host, has for months promoted skepticism about the COVID-19 vaccines and has refused to reveal whether he's been vaccinated. A Fox News spokeswoman declined to comment on the record for this story. Both Katie and Evan are vaccinated and Katie said that her father said he "wished he was vaccinated" during his final call with his wife. "His final words to my step-mom on a Facetime call was that he wished that he was vaccinated," she said. Read the original article on Business Insider
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