'Ignorant' Kellyanne Conway ridiculed for scientifically illiterate COVID-19 rant
Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is under attack for what some see as revealing her ignorance about the very basics of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Others, suggesting she’s smart enough to know better, are attacking her for intentionally gaslighting to rile up President Donald Trump’s base.
On Fox News Wednesday morning Conway pushed her boss’s latest attempt to divert blame, this time insisting the World Health Organization is at fault for the spread of coronavirus. On Tuesday he announced he is defunding the organization amid the worldwide pandemic.
Conway suggested COVID-19 is the 19th strain of the virus, and faulted the WHO for not having learned from the previous 18 strains. In fact, as most know, COVID-19 was first identified in 2019, hence the “19” in its name.
“This is COVID-19, not COVID-1 folks, and so you would think the people in charge of the World Health Organization, facts and figures, would be on top of that,” Conway said, leading many to mock her.
The "19" in Covid-19 refers to the year 2019, @KellyannePolls https://t.co/Ap6dgXfWr2— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1586954544.0
@atrupar @KellyannePolls Like a COVID hipster, she prefers its early work.— David John Smailes (@David John Smailes)1586954638.0
Hoooly shit, Kellyanne Conway thinks that "Covid-19" is numbered this way because there have been 18 prior strains… https://t.co/hdFJAYRkh0— Buckley (@Buckley)1586954022.0
@atrupar @KellyannePolls Yeah, COVID-17 and 18 were the good COVIDs. Those were the days! https://t.co/46QUNC2R4O— R. S. S. (@R. S. S.)1586954968.0
@atrupar @KellyannePolls That is amazingly ignorant— Nick Brophy (@Nick Brophy)1586955102.0
@revrrlewis Seriously, how could KellyAnne not know the -19 was for 2019 by now??— nancy cronvich (@nancy cronvich)1586953093.0
Wait — Kellyanne really DOESN’T know that “19” stands for the year the first case was identified. She thinks there… https://t.co/n7KfMQpO3v— Bad Fox Graphics (@Bad Fox Graphics)1586953063.0
Kellyanne Conway has a law degree. If you don't know that the "19" in covid-19 stands for the year it was discovere… https://t.co/Ov5UvxBTeP— Matt Novak (@Matt Novak)1586953317.0
What do you think will happen to Kellyanne when she figures out A New Hope's official title is Star Wars Episode IV… https://t.co/sJx0C0Av0K— Vincent Tringale (@Vincent Tringale)1586953472.0
Amazing. Kellyanne thinks COVID-19 is the 18th sequel to COVID-1. IT'S THE YEAR OF DISCOVERY, KELLYANNE! You can't… https://t.co/6Q0Ozo8saP— ElleM in Toronto🥂🌊 (@ElleM in Toronto🥂🌊)1586953689.0
Kellyanne Conway is a White House official, who works for Trump and therefore who works for us. She knows the "19"… https://t.co/9dpLeAMwcu— Mark😷Mucci (@Mark😷Mucci)1586953931.0
Wait wait wait wait wait a minute. We’re 5 months into this and Kellyanne doesn’t know the 19 means 2019...... https://t.co/azSmSb2DSB— Jason P. (@Jason P.)1586953952.0
@revrrlewis Nice to know the propagandists in the administration have no idea what is going on. "19" is for 2019,… https://t.co/lAXbCbzFy6— Eric (@Eric)1586958523.0