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