Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), a vocal critic of face masks and vaccination mandates, has prompted thousands of comments online with her latest argument against Covid-related school shutdowns.
“Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer. The country has never once shut down. Not a single school has closed. And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.”
She went on to say that while 780,000 people have died in the US of Covid-19, at the same time, there have been a million cancer-related deaths.
1. Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer.
The country has never once shut down.
Not a single school has closed.
And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 4, 2021
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Greene’s tweet has prompted 44,000 replies at the time of writing. Many were very quick to point out that we treat Covid differently from cancer because it is an infectious disease that is easily spread within classrooms.
Holy mother of false equivalencies.
— 🇺🇸100%LibGrandma🌊 (@AnitaSummers57) December 4, 2021
If cancer was able to easily spread from person to person that would be an extinction level event
— Mac (@GoodPoliticGuy) December 4, 2021
The stupidity of this tweet alone should bar you from public office.
— bob clendenin 🇺🇸 (@bobclendenin) December 4, 2021
Marge I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but cancer isn’t contagious. Let me know if you need further explanation. I’ll bring the crayons.
— Spencer S (@PostBudClarity) December 4, 2021
— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) December 4, 2021
imagine being this proud of being this dumb
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) December 4, 2021
Remind me which cancer is transmissible by air…?
— Slater 💙 (@Grossberger101) December 4, 2021
Imagine thinking comparing Covid to cancer was a good thing.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) December 4, 2021
We should point out that a small number of cancers have been linked to viral infections. Namely, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is associated with the likelihood of cervical and anal cancers later in life. This is why some states now offer an HPV vaccine to school kids around the age of 12-13, before they become sexually active. This point was also raised by some of those replying.
We have one. It’s called the HPV vaccine. Unfortunately it’s been stigmatized by right wing Christians as the slut shot and therefore denied by many. So sad
— Gina Coffin (she/her) (@snazzygina) December 4, 2021
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Others pointed out states take steps to stop people from putting others at risk of cancer, such as banning smoking indoors to reduce the chances of non-smokers getting lung cancer.
In her Twitter thread, Greene went on to post further disinformation about Covid, claiming “Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, & other treatments are saving lives.”
There has been no peer-reviewed evidence that Ivermectin is an effective treatment against Covid-19.
Greene’s latest ramblings are not the first time she has posted controversial, fake information about Covid-19. In the last few months, Twitter has suspended her twice: Most recently in August for claiming the Covid vaccines were “failing”.
How many times she can continue to spread such disinformation before Twitter makes a ban permanent?
wish this currently aggressive takeover form of cancer within the Republican Party would die off. unfortunately, any conservatives are too weak and ineffective to control this rampant and destructive growth.
It doesn’t matter how stupid it is. There are Republicans who will believe it.
Open minded tried to compare drug use to HIV in a similar story of stupidity
Given how stupid the right wingers who post here always seem to be, it should surprise nobody that the kind of people they vote for are dullards as well. Many will find her statement logical, and it will doubtless become a talking point.
Thankfully many in the districts represented by the likes of Marjorie, Lauren, Madison, and their ilk are beginning to realize that these people do nothing to further the actual needs and interests of their constituents. There may well be enough people conscious enough to get them out of office. Even extremem gerrymandering may not save their asses if they continue to make asses of themselves.
Whatelse isn’t new from this ugly cow. She the bitch down and take away her toys
Well her ten years are almost up, if you listen closely you can faintly hear the hell hounds that will be sent to fetch her….
RE: the third to last paragraph. I’m being the devil’s advocate here; but, can’t the author do a LITTLE research here? I found this in 20 seconds posted by the “American Journal of Therapeutics”. Let’s not be the tribe that just opposes the other tribe… let’s be the tribe that is truthful and accurate.
“At least 5 other reviews of ivermectin use for COVID-19 have been published, including one coauthored with Nobel Laureate Professor Satoshimura, discoverer of ivermectin,9,10,118,119,120 but only 3 have been peer-reviewed9,118,120 and only 2 attempt full systematic review.10,119 We applied AMSTAR 2,121 a critical appraisal tool for systematic reviews of health care interventions, to the 2 nonpeered systematic reviews10,119 and both were judged to be of low quality (Table 5). However, there was also a suggestion that ivermectin reduced the risk of death in treatment of COVID-19 in these reviews,”
Just another utterly stupid remark from Congresskunt blonde bimbo. And yes this trolling but I could not resist
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