Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was shot down by critics on Monday after tweeting a false analogy comparing the coronavirus to a headache.
“I woke up this morning with a headache. I took some Tylenol. Now if everyone can also take some Tylenol so my work starts, that would be great,” she wrote.
Republican who supported the conspiracy fire regularly Clearly inflammatory tweets with little respect how much they matter, Delta Edition and was trying to push more people to get vaccinated to curb the COVID-19 outbreak being run by unvaccinated people.
It has opposed a variety of pandemic mitigation strategies and mask mandates and made a point disobeying the rules of wearing masks in Congress.
However, the tweet didn’t make any sense for several reasons. For one, unlike a potentially deadly virus, headache is not contagious. Nor is a headache-treating drug comparable to a virus-preventing vaccine.
Although successful coronavirus infection can occur in vaccinated people, their symptoms are generally much less dangerous, and the vast majority of hospitalizations and deaths occur without vaccination.
Vaccine Holdouts partially fueled by Politicization of anti-vaccination rhetoric supported by right-wing media figures and politicians. a Recent Gallup Polls found that non-vaccinated Republicans were significantly less informed on vaccine efficacy than the average American, which Gallup analysts suggested may be tied to the media they consume.
His tweet on Monday was ridiculed by critics, including his Democratic aide Reps Eric Swalwell and Ted Liu of California.