Even though she struggled to pass the GED test, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) thought she would pretend to be a virologist and comment on matters she clearly doesn’t understand in the least.
In an attempt to mock coronavirus vaccines, Boebert suggested that allergies were the same as a disease that has already killed nearly a million Americans.
“As allergy season gets underway, I encourage everyone to take their allergy medicines so that my allergy medicines can work.
“You know, it doesn’t work unless everyone takes it.”
As allergy season gets underway, I encourage everyone to take their allergy medicines so that my allergy medicines can work.
You know, it doesn’t work unless everyone takes it.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) March 23, 2022
Wow! There’s a lot of stupid to unpack there.
First of all, as anyone who has a basic understanding of the human body knows, allergies aren’t contagious and almost never fatal.
Secondly, vaccines are proven to work and have been working for centuries for any number of horrific diseases such as smallpox, diphtheria, and polio. Does Ms. Boebert vaccinate her kids for those? Here’s betting she does.
However, the best responses to Boebert’s fact-free tweet came from social media. Take a look:
Today our word of the day is CONTAGIOUS.
Definition of contagious:
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 24, 2022
The ignorance here would be stunning in almost every other person except this one, with her track record. It’s one thing to be ignorant – it’s another to put it out voluntarily to prove it and think you’re making the exact opposite point. https://t.co/V8UB4oznYO
— craasch – author of “Imperfect Union” (@craasch) March 23, 2022
Yes, antihistamines depend on herd immunity, just like I learned in Med School
— Capitan Viajero del Mundo (@eardoc71) March 24, 2022
Yeah. You’re so right. I remember when I caught that terrible allergy last year from someone who didn’t take their meds because as everyone knows allergies are terribly contagious, and I died.
— jbmarch (@jbmarch) March 23, 2022
Allergies aren’t contagious, Lieutenant Corporal.
— Linc78 (@DonaldAguilar) March 24, 2022
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