Stephen Colbert mocks bizarre Omicron conspiracy theory by turning the tables on anti-vaxxers

Stephen Colbert mocks bizarre Omicron conspiracy theory by turning the tables on anti-vaxxers
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Stephen Colbert is addressing the latest bizarre conspiracy theories anti-vaxxers are pushing with the emergence of the latest COVID variant Omicron.

On the Thursday evening edition of "The Late Show," Colbert slammed the latest round of mind-boggling claims from anti-vaxxers insisting the emerging variant is a hoax, reports HuffPost.

“The newest batch of online stupid maintains that omicron is a hoax,” said Colbert. “Their proof? If you scramble the letters of omicron, you get the word moronic.”

“Wow … that theory is incredibly omicron,” he joked.

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Colbert went on to discuss the claims being pushed by conspiracy theorists in Britain. Colbert's criticism of anti-vaxxers comes as a small number of Omicron-variant COVID cases have been discovered in the United States. As of Thursday, December 2, a total of five Omicron COVID cases have been identified in New York state.

Despite anti-vaxxers claims about the strain being nothing more than a hoax, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging Americans to remain vigilant in making efforts to protect themselves and mitigate the spread of the virus.

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