Marjorie Taylor Greene has proudly put her ignorance on full display in the Capitol again. The anti-LGBTQ Georgia Rep. was giving a speech about vaccines yesterday.
Greene has long rallied against vaccine and mask mandates, even introducing legislation to try and get Dr. Anthony Fauci, President Biden’s chief medical adviser, fired.
On this occasion, Greene was trying to suggest it was weird or sinister that the CDC encourages people to get booster shots of the Covid vaccines.
Greene: I have never seen the CDC coming out and saying you’ve got to get your second Polio shot, you gotta get your third.. pic.twitter.com/KqXjvZpBFt
— Acyn (@Acyn) March 17, 2022
“I don’t know about you guys, but many of us were vaccinated as kids against polio, we had our MMR, and I have never seen the CDC coming out, saying, ‘Oh you’ve got to get your second polio shot, you’ve got to get your third, you got to get your fourth, and this may continue to keep going.’ I think the question we all should ask is when does this stop? And when are enough vaccines enough?”
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Greene doesn’t appear to realize the CDC recommends all youngsters are given four polio shots. According to its website, these are recommended at 2 months, 4 months, 6 through 18 months old, and 4 through 6 years old.
Greene also conveniently forgets that a new flu jab is issued every year because the influenza virus, like Covid, evolves quickly and vaccines need to be tweaked to effectively deal with this. Then again, Greene has previously said, “I don’t believe in evolution”.
People, unsurprisingly, were quick to point out her nonsense.
Ok, MMR is actually a 2 shot regimen starting at 12-15 mo, & the 2nd dose at 4-6y. CDC recommends that kids get 4 doses of polio vaccine, at 2 mo, 4 mo, 6-18 mo, & 4-6 y. Hep B is 3 doses, DTP is 4 doses. I know she’s not a doctor but has she ever heard of Google? Such ignorance. https://t.co/lgFxrksLqz
— Jonathan Reiner (@JReinerMD) March 18, 2022
Not only to they recommend it, your kid can’t start K without 4 doses of polio vaccine.
— Bryan Adams (@bryancadams) March 17, 2022
We get flu shots every year. Shingles is a two shot regimen. Tetanus has to be repeated. Pneumonia shot is every year.
Covid has many variations and the boosters are to keep up with those. How can she not see that?
— ✨✨Linda✨✨ (@Lindas_Here) March 17, 2022
Marge Greene understands vaccines as well as she understands grammar and fashion.
— Jay Black (@jayblackisfunny) March 17, 2022
I am still shocked that somebody with so little general knowledge, understanding of the social systems and of such low intelligence can become a lawmaker in USA, and make decisions that impact millions. It is irresponsible. Becomes dangerous in any crisis. This applies to Aus too
— Anna B2 (@fiumanka007_b) March 18, 2022
She now has Anonymous watching 🙂 pic.twitter.com/WKkJUSKvb0
— Mia (@Mia_Savy_Reader) March 17, 2022
I wonder if she’s ever returned a car to the dealership where she purchased it, complaining, “You never told me I would have to keep adding gas to the tank.”
— Kevin Cote (@KevinPJCote) March 18, 2022
It’s disturbing that a member of Congress is so uneducated,ays a lot about how she was elected. Education shouldn’t be something you shun it should be something you embrace.I’m not saying going to school is easy I had my ups&downs. In the end it gave me a degree of strength🕯️
— PaganLady🦋🌊🕯️🐉❤️🕯️🇺🇦 (@PaganLady3) March 18, 2022
I wouldn’t leave her in charge of someone else’s Gerbil 🐹 She needs to sit her NASTY backside down and STFU. So tired of her shenanigans she is an utter disgrace. Having worked for Gov & in health I would have lost my job if I behaved the way that trollop does. Urgh
— Princess Chanel🕉 #TeamBrianTylerCohen actblue.com (@LouisV170834) March 17, 2022
Never heard of having to get a yearly flu shot. One mammogram and one colonoscopy should be enough. A single teeth cleaning in your 20s should suffice. I showered yesterday. Why should I shower today? Tampons? Tampons? Who needs to change them regularly? Don’t get me started!
— Viva Cuba Libre (@PresidiotTrump) March 18, 2022
She has kids.
Have they not been vaccinated for numerous things? Many of which require multiple shots.
— Barbara Levitan (@BarbaraLevitan) March 17, 2022
Greene is too young to know this, but I’m one of the early recipients of the polio vaccine. We were required to receive regular booster shots to avoid getting polio. That was when it was an actual shot. It was in the late 50s. She might want to read a book.
— WatchYourRepsSC🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@WatchYourRepsSC) March 18, 2022
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Covid cases have been predicted to rise in the United States over the next few weeks due to the emergence of the BA.2 variant of the Omicron strain. The variant has already caused a spike in cases in the UK, France and Germany in recent days.
Last year’s flu vaccines were all of about 16% effective, though that is better than the Covid vaccines, which (thanks to Omicron) are about 0% effective at stopping you from getting sick.
I see the right wing troll account now has another screename and it is posting lies about Vaccines.
Hi Queerty,, since both the Flu vaccines and especially the covid vaccines have been shown to be effective, the above comment seems to violate TOS.
WRONG. It does prevent transmission of Delta and earlier variants. Does not prevent transmission of Omicron, but does, even with Omicron, lessen the severity of symptoms with all variants GREATLY reducing severe illness and death. Unfortunately, it does not prevent recurrent STUPIDITY – so outta luck there Covid Hermit.
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They stop people from being hospitalized and dying!
The flu is not really circulating and the Covid vaccines do prevent death and hospitalizations.
So what is your point?
You don’t seem to understand the science of vaccines. Let’s start with the basics.
Preventing disease isn’t the only intent of a vaccine. They can also reduce the severity and duration of illness. In the case of the Covid vaccine it can both prevent and reduce severity. When it comes to Omicron vaccines are 30-40% effective in prevention. That is a bit larger than zero and double the effectiveness of the flu shot number* you used. Vaccines are 70-75% effective in preventing symptomatic infection against omicron.
So the vaccine is certainly less likely to stop a person from getting sick it will keep the impact of getting sick low which is good for the person that gets sick, good for the healthcare system as it means fewer patients and less severe infections mean that person is less like likely to spread it to others. All of this is good.
I really struggle to understand why people are so proudly anti-science.
•I didn’t bother looking up the flu vaccine efficacy but I doubt your number given how readily you made up the zero number for omicron.
Putin wants America damaged. The majority of anti-vaxxer trolls have disappeared now that they have switched to being anti-Ukraine.
And the anti-American Republican party embraces Republican propaganda in hopes of harming Americans.
i suggest we put MTG, Boebert, and Matt Gaetz on jeopardy together to find out once and for all who is the most stupid.
Then there’s Cawthorne. He’d probably take the prize.
I think I would rather see a Death Cage match involving them, including Cawthorne.
Handcuff them all to Madison Cawthorne and drop them in the ocean!
I believe that Madison Cawthorne is a closeted homosexual. There has to be some such reason for his personality. MTG’s problem might be that, as a young girl, she fell off of a children play yard climbing equipment and landed on her head.
I would not be surprised if MTG gets re-elected with a higher percentage of the voters than the last time.
Wow! Trump brought a lot of stupids to our government! I never heard snarling about vaccines in the past.
Man, you nailed it. And it seems to get worst with every passing day and one of those fools opens their mouth. Then you have the trolls here such as SamB just as bad if not worst.
Stupid is not a word I would use when describing her. There is a difference between stupid and willful ignorance. The word I would us when describing MTG is Dangerous. Because there are large number of people who believe as she does and take heart when she espouses this bullshit on the National Stage.
This woman is dumb, but media big and small are falling for the same gambit that made Donald Trump.
She has no committee assignments. All she does is floor vote. Her opinions are meaningless, and she can offer nothing in a re-election campaign except her idiotic culture war headline seeking, so stop giving it to her.
Make her run for re-election with literally nothing to show for her time in office.
Stop falling for her bait, or she’ll become a meme president in 2028.
She is one of the most successful fundraisers in all of Congress.
I guess that’s what’s actually important then, isn’t it?
Maybe she should just join the GOP fundraising apparatus proper and not take up a seat that could be held by someone trying to actually work on legislation, or get programs funded for the district.
She is one of the most successful fundraisers because the right wing is amazingly easily manipulated by fear and lies (thus the whole “culture wars” thing). She is a good liar, and manages to get the basest of the republican base riles up over the bogeymen she tells them are waiting in their closets and under their bed.
Even the stupidest of people can be good at manipulation of those willing to be manipulated.
she needs to pick up a book
I’m sure she could “pick up a book” but reading it and comprehending what is written would be the problem.
The stupid cow can’t read
BaltoSteve, I agree with you that this do-nothing rage monster Taylor Greene is dangerous.
Nevertheless I have to ask, does anyone else remember “Sassy Gay Friend”? How did he used to put it? “She’s a stupid bysh! She’s a stoooopid bysh.”
Russia will eventually be ok. Ukraine will be ok too. China will survive. Third world countries like India will be more than ok. America is doomed with characters like Marjorie. DT has empowered criminals and crazies and hence the word doomed.
Low Country Boy
I find it ironic that she doesn’t believe in evolution. When I see her face I am convinced she evolved from a horse.
She has three kids. She’s aware of vaccine schedules. I think she’s aware of what she is doing. She’s showboating. Trump has turned getting into politics as a personal platform that can turn into a career. She’s in the MTG business.
The real Bruce
No committees will tolerate her. All she has is a house vote. Nothing to validate her but herself. Georgia’s 14th District can’t be all that foolish as to re-elect this idiot. Damn them all if they do. She only gets attention by talking rubbish.
Moose knuckle moron!!; there are never enough vaccines, the viruses evolve! and evolve,, OMG she is a mega Moron, I,m a high school drop out and I know better,, WTF do they pay those morons!!; I should get more