'My family is gone!' Gut-wrenching video shows Kentucky dad driven to tears over vaccine conspiraciesTravis Gettys

'My family is gone!' Gut-wrenching video shows Kentucky dad driven to tears over vaccine conspiraciesTravis Gettys
Image via Shutterstock.
Just 0.2% of COVID vaccine doses have gone to poor nations as rich countries shield pharma monopolies

A viral video shows a Kentucky father begging his daughter -- and offering her cash -- to avoid the coronavirus vaccine.

The video was posted on TikTok by a woman named Brianna, who said her father offered to pay her $2,000 if she wouldn't get the vaccine, and shows him sobbing and lamenting that she and her mother, who had already been vaccinated, would be dead from the side effects by this year's flu season.

"It is not a vaccine," he says. "It is a human trial, it is genetic therapy. It's not a vaccine, it doesn't fall under the category of a vaccine. It's not FDA approved."

The unidentified father was repeating a mishmash of conspiracy theories about the mRNA vaccines, which have received emergency use authorization by the Food and Drug Administration and are not a form of genetic therapy and are not designed to alter genes in any way.

The father breaks down at that point, and shows the emotional turmoil he's suffering from the online conspiracy theories.

"Because I love you, why do you think I want to buy you off?" he says. "I know you don't [want money], but I don't know what else to do."

Brianna points out that he didn't offer money to two other individuals, possibly her siblings, who have already gotten the vaccine, and the man becomes distraught.

"Don't you think I know that?" he says, sobbing. "What, do you think I'm f*cking crazy? Your mother got it -- why do you think I'm f*cking crazy. My family is gone! My family is gone! By the end of this flu season most of you will be dead! What the f*ck do you expect me to be?"

The man's fear about his vaccinated loved ones appears to be based on a conspiracy theory that claims the COVID-19 vaccines will cause lethal symptoms from the flu and common cold later this year, but those doses would not enhance the symptoms of another illness.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}
@2022 - AlterNet Media Inc. All Rights Reserved. - "Poynter" fonts provided by fontsempire.com.