Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took her COVID misinformation to a new place and faceplanted when she tried to compare coronavirus and cancer.
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
The big problem with Greene’s comparison is that cancer is not contagious. A cancer patient can’t give other people cancer.
Rep. Greene was trying to make the point that we should just learn to live with hundreds of thousands of Americans dying from COVID each year because they refuse to get vaccinated.
There is no vaccine for cancer. So many Americans die each year because there is no cure for cancer. Many of us would have friends and loved ones still alive if there were a vaccine for cancer.
Greene’s comparison was not only COVID misinformation. It was also an insult to those who have lost people they love to cancer or COVID.
Marjorie Taylor Greene doesn’t want to admit it, but Americans don’t have to live with COVID. They can protect themselves and save lives by getting vaccinated.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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