One of the more fascinating innovations in Republican anti-vaxx propaganda is the idea that the way to stick it to Big Pharma is to reject vaccines that are available for free and instead choose to get sick and then pay Big Pharma for very expensive treatments that will in some cases mitigate severe illness:
On one hand, a $2000 bag of antibodies produced by cells with recombinant DNA in a Regeneron bioreactor in Rensselaer, NY.
Otoh, antibodies produced by your own cells based on mRNA instructions contained in a couple of $20 shots made in a Pfizer facility in Andover, MA. https://t.co/EeSCspQE6s— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 11, 2021
If this demonstration of the actual content of Republican “populism” did not exist a very hacky comic novelist would have had to invent it.