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Anti-Vaxxers Using 2007 Will Smith Movie To Convince People COVID Vax Will Turn Them Into Zombies

Since they don’t have facts or science on their side, those opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine are resorting to lies, half-truths, fear, and ignorance to try and convince undecided Americans not to get vaccinated.

And now they’re even resorting to science fiction to spread their bogus message, according to The New York Times.

In an article about Metro Optics Eyewear, the Times notes that fully 90% of the company’s workforce is fully vaccinated, which is a great accomplishment.

Six employees, however, remain unvaccinated, and most of them say they intend to stay that way, even if it costs them their job, with Tiara Felix telling Times reporter Nicole Hong:

“There’s no choice. I’ll have to quit.”

Another employee said her fear was that the vaccine would transform her into a zombie such as the ones seen in a 2007 Will Smith film:

“One employee said she was concerned because she thought a vaccine had caused the characters in the film ‘I Am Legend’ to turn into zombies. People opposed to vaccines have circulated that claim about the movie’s plot widely on social media. But the plague that turned people into zombies in the movie was caused by a genetically reprogrammed virus, not by a vaccine.”

So the employee cites a movie that she clearly didn’t pay any attention to, or she’d have known vaccines had nothing to do with the plot. Hey, why allow facts to get in the way of a batshit crazy conspiracy theory?

Metro Optics has even tried incredibly sweet incentives to encourage employees to do the right thing and get vaccinated:

“They framed vaccination as a way to protect the health of fellow colleagues. The company arranged car pools to shuttle employees to vaccination appointments. Employees who got vaccinated early on received $1,000 bonuses.”

And yet, despite that, Felix remains unconvinced, adamantly insisting:

“It’s our choice. I don’t want no foreign object or vaccine in my body that they’re not even sure what it is.”

Better to be dead than wind up as an undead zombie, apparently.

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Anti-Vaxxers Are Now Claiming The COVID Vaccine Changes Your Race

The people who are opposed to anyone getting vaccinated for deadly diseases such as smallpox, flu, or even the novel coronavirus live in a fact-free world where the only source of information consists of conspiracy theories they find on the internet from others who share their bizarre worldview. Science, medicine, and logic do not exist for such easily deluded individuals.

But a new theory circulating among the anti-vaxxer crowd may well be the most absurd yet: If you take the vaccine for COVID-19, it will change you to another race.

The Daily Beast reports that there’s a strain of misinformation circulating that tells people the coronavirus vaccine threatens to turn the human race into a mutated pro-human:

“This long-simmering idea, which could not only help to steer some people away from vaccines but also fan the flames of already volatile cultural divisions and conflicts, came into stark focus in mid-March, when a meme spread across pandemic denialist Telegram channels, featuring a large image of two sheep fucking, and a block of text that reads: ‘DO NOT BREED WITH SHEEP.’

“‘People who are vaccinated will have modified DNA,’ it continues. ‘No one discusses that DNA is passed onto the next generation. The risk that your children will marry into other cultures is possibly now shadowed by the fact that your children may marry into a COVID vaxed gene group potentially shortening their lives and that of others.'”

Another anti-vaccine poster went a step further, breathlessly opining that those who are vaccinated suddenly become a threat to the unvaccinated:

“They are now genetically modified humans,” that user posted in a community chat last month. “They are not even technically human anymore. Vaccinated people are honestly a threat to humanity as a whole.”

Did you know you had been genetically modified? It must be true; it was on the internet!

There’s also the race change theory for those who wear their tinfoil hats a few sizes too small:

“Only vaccinated people will marry each other while non vaccinated will also get married,” one Redditor wrote earlier this year. “[It] will split the human race into a fake race. The Vaccinated Race.”

Oh my gosh! Does that mean all those flu vaccines we’ve taken for nearly a hundred years have turned us all into flu virus superspreaders without our knowledge?! Make it stop! Soylent Green is people!!!

Let’s all take a few deep breaths and listen to what medical professionals have to say about the matter.

Paul Knoepfler, a cell biologist and genetics researcher at the University of California, Davis, said this about the nutso shit floating around on the World Wide Web:

“I don’t see any way the vaccines could even unintentionally cause genetic changes. It’s just not going to happen.”

More deep breaths. Are those gills on the side of your neck that you’re breathing through? In that case, I have to ask: Did you get Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson?

Some people will believe anything, won’t they?

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Idiot Anti-Vaxxer Parents Treat Child’s Meningitis With Maple Syrup, Watch As He Dies

David and Collet Stephan live in Alberta, Canada. They own a nutritional supplement company and have a young son named Ezekiel. It would appear, at least on the surface, that the Stephan’s have what every couple dreams of. But their own ignorance and intransigence has now led to the death of their child.

Ezekiel, who was 19-months old, contracted meningitis. But his parents are rabid anti-vaccination advocates, so rather than treating Ezekiel with all that modern medical science has to offer, they fed him supplements— olive leaf extract, whey protein, and maple syrup–from an eye dropper until it was far too late and the child was beyond help.

Collet Stephan, along with her husband, David, have pleaded not guilty to charges that they failed to provide the necessities of life to a helpless child. David Stephan says he is convinced the government is prosecuting he and his wife as a way of forcing parents to vaccinate their children.

The Stephan’s have also drawn attention for selling Empowerplus, which they assert can help manage mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder and depression. Critics maintain that the mixture of vitamins contains no benefits that can be proven by medical science.

If they are convicted, David and Collet Stephan could face five years in prison and the loss of their other children.