Twitter Loses Its Mind Over Man Refusing Vaccines After Hospitalization for Covid, Pneumonia: ‘This is What a Death Cult Looks Like’
A great many news watchers were shocked and disturbed after CBS interviewed a hospital patient who was seriously ill after catching the coronavirus, but still refuses to be vaccinated against it.
As House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) joins the list of Americans who are at least partially vaccinated from Covid, CBS’s David Begnaud delivered a report from a Baton Rouge on Wednesday while case numbers are still surging in Louisiana. Begnaud interviewed several of the Covid patients recently admitted to Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, one of whom was Scott Roe, who caught Covid and then came down with pneumonia.
“Am I going to get a vaccine? No,” Roe said. “Because there’s too many issues with these vaccines.”
Begnaud asked Roe if he would’ve taken the vaccine if it would’ve prevented his ordeal.
“No. I would have gone through this, yes sir,” Roe said. “Don’t shove it down my throat. That’s what local, state, federal administration is trying to do, shove it down your throat.”
“What are they shoving? The science?” Begnaud asked.
“No they’re shoving the fact that that’s their agenda,” said Roe.
Begnaud then provided Roe (a Republican) with Scalise’s statement calling the vaccine “safe and effective.” Roe’s reaction: “not proven,” adding his opinion is unchanged.
Roe’s refusal to get inoculated, even to protect his own health, provides a stark example of how deeply anti-vaccine sentiment goes among certain parts of the American population. His interview ended up making the rounds on Twitter, where loads of people were outraged and terrified by the connotations of this sentiment.
“Their agenda is to get you vaccinated.”
Well, yeah. That’s what you do to stop pandemic diseases from wreaking havoc – you vaccinate people against them. https://t.co/71Tr0jru9u
— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) July 22, 2021
i agree with jonathan last: i don’t know why this guy, at a minimum, shouldn’t have to pay higher premiums in exchange for everyone else picking up the tab for his totally avoidable hospital bill https://t.co/c7LiBxLFfK
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) July 22, 2021
“Don’t shove it down my throat” say the people who demand prayer in school, flying Confederate flags on government property, etc. etc. 🙄 https://t.co/UKobB3nwuL
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) July 22, 2021
Spoiler: stupid people exist https://t.co/RJCuyylzE6
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) July 22, 2021
Oh, I have words. I simply cannot say them in polite company. https://t.co/z4eFDaYTKc
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) July 22, 2021
Jfc. We all busted our asses for a year for people like this. Damn.
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) July 22, 2021
Darwin has entered the chat. https://t.co/38ue1OYQdD
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 22, 2021
CAN’T FIX STUPID. THERE WILL NEVER BE A VACCINE TO CURE THAT https://t.co/tElNgvuL8i
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) July 22, 2021
He hates the “agenda,” but who paid for his extended hospital stay? https://t.co/pTjYioIjsH
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) July 22, 2021
This is what a death cult looks like.
Any guesses on where he gets his news & info from? 🤨🤨🤨 https://t.co/QI8Dl17Sgb
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) July 22, 2021
This is why we need mandates. You don’t have to take the vaccine – but people like this don’t have the right to make the rest of us sick. https://t.co/JjCa0CQdvj
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) July 22, 2021
This is what we call a 100%, white male conservative DUMB ASS. https://t.co/KxKFKPD8LI
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) July 22, 2021
We are so screwed because there’s millions of people like this. https://t.co/x6Try7ChfM
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) July 22, 2021
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