Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the Republican congresswoman who believes in Jewish-owned space lasers and other QAnon conspiracies, is back to stirring up controversies with another stupid and unnecessary opinion. This time, Greene compared COVID-19 death rates to that of cancer, even though only one of these conditions is contagious.
It should be noted that there are two Twitter accounts for the Georgia elected official but only one of which is verified, thus we do believe it’s fair to attribute the following tweets to Greene.
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.
2. Since #COVID19 tracking has started, 780,000+ people have died in 22 mo in the US, but more than 1 million still died of cancer.
More have died in 2021 from covid than 2020 in spite of Gov mandated widespread vaccines, mass public masking, & trillions spent.
3. It’s time to take a different approach based on the facts.
Covid predominately targets obese & older people.
Shutdowns, masking, and vaccines are not stopping covid, that is just government control.
Ivermectin, monoclonal antibodies, & other treatments are saving lives.
4. To care about others & save lives, our response to #COVID19 should be working towards ending obesity, promote covid treatments that are proven to work, & stop the politically driven mass hysteria.
Allow people to choose natural immunity or vaccines, w/o discrimination.
Aside from complete ignorance of the facts by people far more qualified than herself and others who share similarly bad thoughts, Greene’s commitment to the bad takes made by conservative pundits on the extreme right has prompted the proper response from Twitter and we’ve got those reactions listed out below.
A US congresswoman is under the impression that we have never used social controls to combat cancer pic.twitter.com/ikRtt0OxQA
— David Frum (@davidfrum) December 4, 2021
— Wu-Tang Is For The Children (@WUTangKids) December 4, 2021
Please ask someone on this comically dangerous and ignorant hack’s staff to tell her that cancer isn’t “transmissible” in humans and therefore isn’t “contagious.” pic.twitter.com/LKjbWU1Tb4
— Tim O’Brien (@TimOBrien) December 4, 2021
If we could stop cancer by closing schools, we sure tha Fuk would. pic.twitter.com/xajwIq0Fs0
— Dennis Herring (@dcherring) December 4, 2021
There is no way the tweet below was tweeted for any reason other than the author wanting attention.
But what it’s outlined for me is how tremendously deadly COVID is (more than 350,000 US deaths this year) and also how effective cancer treatments and screenings are becoming. pic.twitter.com/IhktH9YiLP
— Hank Green (@hankgreen) December 4, 2021
So much to unpack here…
1. Cancer is NOT contagious or airborne
2. US cancer death rates are down 27% in 20 years. We are fighting to reduce 600K/year
3. Wearing masks & vaccination protect those fighting cancer from getting COVID from us
4. Cancer is NOT contagious or airborne pic.twitter.com/9QS0EP0zEJ
— Brendan Keefe (@BrendanKeefe) December 4, 2021
I try not to judge, but she really is this stupid, isn’t she? Cancer isn’t contagious! And I guess she doesn’t support funding cancer research. pic.twitter.com/ozHmk9aWwh
— Emily Porter, M.D. (@dremilyportermd) December 4, 2021
Not sure who needs to hear this, but cancer is not contagious.
— John Collins (@Logically_JC) December 4, 2021
We know someone who needs to hear it.
Does nobody on Marjorie Taylor Greene’s staff point out completely obvious things like the fact that cancer isn’t transmittable before she tweets, or are they also laughing at her like the rest of us?
— Rex Zane (@rexzane1) December 4, 2021
Cancer is NOT contagious, but the viral stupidity displayed daily by Marjorie Taylor Greene is catching.
Don’t catch her stupid.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) December 4, 2021