'We can't live forever': Marjorie Taylor Greene gives bizarre argument against Covid vaccine approval

'We can't live forever': Marjorie Taylor Greene gives bizarre argument against Covid vaccine approval

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has spent the week attacking what will soon be FDA final approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Thursday was no different, with the Georgia Republican falsely denigrating the effectiveness of the vaccine and falsely claiming that hospitals across the country are not overflowing with COVID patients.

"We're human, we can't live forever," Greene, a far right wing conspiracy theorist, antisemite, white nationalist, and purveyor of coronavirus disinformation told the far right wing streaming website Real America's Voice. "We are going to catch all kinds of diseases and illnesses," she added, suggesting that vaccine mandates, which have existed since before the United States was founded, would turn the nation into "an authoritarian regime."

"I don't think the FDA should approve a vaccine that it doesn't seem to be that effective, especially with COVID-19 raging all over the country. At least that's what the media tells us every single day," Greene said, falsely. Nationwide, more than 97% of COVID patients requiring hospitalization are unvaccinated, as are 99% of COVID deaths.

Despite 1.25 billion people around the world having been fully vaccinated, including 167 million Americans, Greene claims "there's more research needed by the FDA, before the FDA approves these vaccines."


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.