One of the “respectable” winger anti-vaxx arguments is that COVID is no big deal unless you’re already in very poor health, making vaccination and other mitigation measures unnecessary for most people. A dishonestly edited clip of remarks made by the CDC director appeared to support this nonsensical position, and the most weaselly liars in American politics immediately jumped:
But of course, Walensky was talking about vaccinated people who died, not everyone with COVID:
This is a lie, one that is getting picked up and repeated by right-wingers and Covid skeptics across social media. Walensky was talking only about deaths in vaccinated people, not Covid deaths generally. She was referring to this new CDC study.https://t.co/A7YPANKQOs https://t.co/qAQ5wnLFRN— James Surowiecki (@JamesSurowiecki) January 10, 2022
Just the absolute worst people.