It's been almost a year since the coronavirus broke out in China. Our lives have really changed during the pandemic but we humans are pretty good at adapting. While the deadly disease is still claiming many lives worldwide, Pfizer and BioNTech have announced the first 'milestone' vaccine which can prevent more than 90% of people from getting Covid. They hope to be able to supply 50 million doses by the end of this year, and around 1.3 billion by the end of 2021.

Until then, the vast majority of people continue being vulnerable to a coronavirus infection and it is only the restrictions on our lives that are preventing more of us from dying. However, some nutbags still can't understand the severity of the situation. What's even more incredible, they use the Internet to broadcast their absurd thoughts. Covid is just flu, they say, masks won't help.

Luckily, someone usually responds to these folks with facts and logic. Continue scrolling and check out some of the best covidiot takedowns to date.

#1

It's Come To This: Face Mask Nazis

It's Come To This: Face Mask Nazis

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

I like Beth.

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A poll by YouGov and the Economist in March 2020 found 13% of Americans believed the Covid-19 crisis was a hoax, while a whopping 49% thought the epidemic might be man-made. And while you might hope that greater brainpower or education would help us to tell fact from fiction, it's relatively easy to find examples of many educated people falling for this false information.

Take the writer Kelly Brogan, a prominent Covid-19 conspiracy theorist, for example. She has a degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and studied psychiatry at Cornell University. That's quite a resume. Yet she has shunned clear evidence of the virus's danger in countries like China and Italy. If that's not enough, she even questioned the basic tenets of germ theory while endorsing pseudoscientific ideas.

#2

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

I'm Gonna Take The Surgeon's Side On This One

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Hans
Community Member
2 months ago

How can people make an idiot of themselves so readily?

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Of course, it simply isn't true. General practitioner, medical researcher, and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research, Iris Gorfinkel, M.D., told Bored Panda it's important to remember that Covid is not just a flu. "It's not actually just a respiratory illness, it needs to be understood as a multi-system disease," Gorfinkel said. "So once it's inhaled, goes into the nose, it can damage the nerves right off the bat, so people can lose their sense of smell and taste. And that can actually last for months. The virus can [also] be swallowed. 20% of individuals present with gastrointestinal symptoms as their first clue that something is wrong. Yes, it can cause a runny nose, sore throat and cough, fever, and headaches. But we also know that it can cause significant hematologic problems, including the risk for stroke, that goes up significantly. And we've heard about Covid toes happening. That's not just in children, it can happen in adults as well. It's a pro-inflammatory disease, it's a disease that causes an increase in stroke risk."

#3

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

Due For Some Good Luck Eventually

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Hans
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2 months ago

I would also not like to meet Spencer.

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Science writer David Robson thinks these gaps in our collective knowledge of the disease could be due to information overload. The media bombards the public with news regarding the pandemic all day, every day, and we therefore often rely on our intuition to decide whether something is accurate or not. "Purveyors of fake news can make their message feel 'truthy' through a few simple tricks, which discourages us from applying our critical thinking skills—such as checking the veracity of its source. As the authors of one paper put it: 'When thoughts flow smoothly, people nod along.'"

#4

Covid Meets Abortion

Covid Meets Abortion

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

This! It is not about you, but about all whom you endanger with your selfish attitude. If you want to die of Corona, then do so in your own four walls, where you cannot endanger anyone else. Sounds evil, I know. But that's just the reality.

Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

@Marc, nope, that's not evil, that's how pandemics *stop*. People stay home till the disease has no one left to attack.

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Megan O'Neil
Community Member
2 months ago

This was such a good burn

Community Member
2 months ago

Also, frankly, my body my choice for ABORTION is a comepletely valid argument. when taken out of context like this, it's bull, but taking away the right to abortion is extremely dangerous. look up ectopic pregnancy.

deanna woods
Community Member
2 months ago

My friend had an ectopic pregnancy and I was so worried about her. This is why I think all of these pro life people are full of crap.

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Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 months ago

Yes. Absolutely right. Your body so you have the choice not to wear a mask. No one will allow you in their store or shop. Nor will you be able to go to work to earn money, but it's your choice.

Meami
Community Member
2 months ago

It's interesting that the same people who make this declaration regarding masks are the first ones to want to ban abortion...

Raphael Biock
Community Member
2 months ago

Your freedom ends, where the freedom of others begins.

backatya
Community Member
2 months ago

Just because you were given free will by God doesn't mean you have a right to do harm to others or yourself. You'll figure it out when you go...

Patrick McGinty
Community Member
2 months ago

Just like with smoking, don't exhale and affect the air I breathe and my health.

Levi Baker
Community Member
2 months ago

OH MY GOSH IT'S LIKE THIS!!! https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reddit.com%2Fr%2FTheRightCantMeme%2Fcomments%2Fhu37dw%2Fdont_bring_zac_efron_into_this%2F&psig=AOvVaw1s0-1gSPhnDPtpaE4zi7QT&ust=1605191907597000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCIiUyf7b-uwCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
2 months ago

next time screenshot it and attach the image

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Ann Forsberg
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2 months ago

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Ann Forsberg
Community Member
2 months ago

dd

Flavia Zecchini
Community Member
2 months ago

Abortion is not really about your body either, it's about the baby's body, so my body my choice is a weak argument for both.

DexterDogTheLovey
Community Member
1 week ago

Okay, let me put it this way. A woman gets pregnant with a child that she doesn't want, people keep telling her that she isn't going to get an abortion, what other people say has no influence on what she does. However, wearing a mask has been turned into a requirement, which enforcing a rule for a mask is a LEGAL position to take. The abortion is something that others have no say in, the mask is something that a LOT of others have a say in. Mini-rant out of the way, both of our comments aren't going to make any sense.

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Truth Monster
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2 months ago

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I think anyone who thinks this is a good burn has no concept of the abortion argument, "My Body, My Choice" and instead only applaud because that's what they're being told its a "burn". This clapback is essentially screaming "Pancakes!" for all the logical sense it makes in context to the argument.

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According to Robson, the route organizations could take in order to open the eyes of these confused individuals is simple: they should present the facts as simply as possible. Preferably, with images, graphs, and other aids that make the ideas easier to digest. These campaigns should avoid repeating the myths themselves. "The repetition makes the idea feel more familiar, which could increase perceptions of truthiness," Robson said. "That's not always possible, of course. But campaigns can at least try to make the true facts more prominent and more memorable than the myths, so they are more likely to stick in people’s minds. (It is for this reason that I’ve given as little information as possible about the hoax theories in this article.)"

Gorfinkel agrees with this line of thinking. "Instead of calling [out] misinformation, try to give ... good information and fill in the gaps in people's knowledge."

#5

Wear Mask Please

Wear Mask Please

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

ouch. savage

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#6

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

If He Were Here He'd Consume These Morons With Fireballs From His Eyes And Bolts Of Lightning From His Arse

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Ben Smith
Community Member
2 months ago

The amount of “pride” on these idiot’s faces... Not sure people will ever understand wearing a mask isn’t a Freedom issue.

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#7

Hillary Clinton Going In For The Kill

Hillary Clinton Going In For The Kill

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Hey, that's not fair. No one explained Trump what sunglasses are and how he should use them. How can you use sunglasses without a manual? /S

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#8

In A Discussion Over The Value Of Face Masks During Covid

In A Discussion Over The Value Of Face Masks During Covid

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

The people going on about "doing research" don't even actually have the skills to do it properly or the ability to correctly read and interpret what they get.

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#9

Rip Cooper’s Dog, And Eric

Rip Cooper’s Dog, And Eric

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

I work with a professor who is 88 years old. He also doesn't understand why everyone is making such a fuss about Corona. But the man has also experienced a world war and economic crises, and has also lived his life. Many older people know that their life is finite and have come to terms with it. Sometimes you have to protect these people from themselves. This does not mean, however, that they do not nevertheless belong to the risk group. Quite the opposite. Displacement is not proof of the non-existence of something.

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#10

Someone On The Walmart Social Media Team Has Had Enough Of Covidiots

Someone On The Walmart Social Media Team Has Had Enough Of Covidiots

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

I do not understand these people who refer to rights and laws whenever it suits them, even if the occasion does not warrant it at all, only to deny others the same rights at the next opportunity. This cherry-picking is just annoying.

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#11

He Got A Point

He Got A Point

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Janelle Madison
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice comparison

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#12

We Need Certainty, Think Of The Children

We Need Certainty, Think Of The Children

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Julie C Rose
Community Member
2 months ago

Hi Laura. New Zealand’s outbreak HAS ended. You watched videos of how we did it, but you turned your nose up because it was a librul method.

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#13

It’s Crazy That People Still Think Covid Is As Harmless As The Flu. It’s Just Flabbergasting To Me

It’s Crazy That People Still Think Covid Is As Harmless As The Flu. It’s Just Flabbergasting To Me

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wandile dludlu
Community Member
2 months ago

I like comments that were comparing 4 months worth of covid vs annual data for everything else. at 245 000 dead in 9 months, it is more than all that person listed combined.

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#14

In Response To Walmart Requiring Masks For All. Hope He Can Get Burn Cream From A Store Without A Mask.

In Response To Walmart Requiring Masks For All. Hope He Can Get Burn Cream From A Store Without A Mask.

reddit.com Report

Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

I want to hang out with this woman.

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#15

Tom Wolf Is The Governor Of Pennsylvania, Fyi. This Person Is Mad They Are Asked To Wear A Mask In Public

Tom Wolf Is The Governor Of Pennsylvania, Fyi. This Person Is Mad They Are Asked To Wear A Mask In Public

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
2 months ago

🤦🏻‍♀️ some people....

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#16

Found On Nextdoor Post About Covid-19

Found On Nextdoor Post About Covid-19

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Kelly should feel ever so stupid now but she'll keep denying that there's a pandemic going on. Her next post will be a rant why she can't have a Covid-19 test and a ventilator because it's her goddamn constitutional right.

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#17

My Friend’s Response To A Facebook Covid Post

My Friend’s Response To A Facebook Covid Post

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Izuna Kazuki
Community Member
2 months ago

Wear a Complex,weird looking mask for halloween?..hell yes. Wear a simple mask made from simple cloth and strap for Covid prevention?..hell no, i had my rights!!

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#18

Covid Obituary

Covid Obituary

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Neva York
Community Member
2 months ago

I think benjamin is a troll. Just what I gathered from looking at his post history.

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#19

On A Facebook Post About Schools Opening Up In The Fall

On A Facebook Post About Schools Opening Up In The Fall

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

With children, it is less about fatal consequences and more about the fact that nobody knows what the long-term consequences really look like. Children usually survive a Covid infection very well. The problem is that nobody knows exactly what the effects of the infection will be in later years. It is now known that Covid can lead to temporary or permanent changes in lung tissue, the heart and probably the brain. I am not saying that we should hide our children. And I also see the danger of a lost generation. But that doesn't mean we should throw all caution to the wind. We owe it to our children to find a middle way. That is difficult enough, and sometimes maybe even impossible.

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#20

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

It's Simple Logic, And Therefore Completely Unfathomable

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Marc
Community Member
2 months ago

Comparing one problem with another to see which one is worse has always been a bad idea. The existence of one problem does not make another less important. In fact, there can be several problems at the same time, both equally bad or not, and you can fight both at the same time. That really works!

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#21

Masks, How Do They Work

Masks, How Do They Work

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Don't be like Bill. Use real masks.

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#22

Coronavirus Side Effect: Major Burns

Coronavirus Side Effect: Major Burns

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DC
Community Member
2 months ago

Who is Eric Prydz?

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#23

Three Words.

Three Words.

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Carina O
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I personally don’t believe in god but I respect those who do. Yet I am driven mad by those who use there beliefs as a shield against criticism or science. (As a note, most people that I meet that believe in God are very awesome and generous people!) ps. sorry for the long post!

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#24

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

This Chick Spews The Most Outrageous Stuff

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Tabitha L
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

For a second I thought she was railing against immigrants held in cages. Then I remembered this was about covid.

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#25

Wtf Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

Wtf Are Light Language And Sacred Geometry?

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Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm kind of curious about "sacred geometry" now....

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#26

Pro-Choice Mask

Pro-Choice Mask

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Iðunn Ýr
Community Member
2 months ago

Ohh my! "catch a pregnancy from your lack of abortion" 🤣

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#27

Murder By Words Covid 2nd Edition

Murder By Words Covid 2nd Edition

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

There are just no words for the kind of stupid that reads "gas exchange" and thinks its putting gasoline in things

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#28

If You Share An Image That Can Result In Unsafe Practices Regarding Covid, Be Prepared To Be Called Out On It

If You Share An Image That Can Result In Unsafe Practices Regarding Covid, Be Prepared To Be Called Out On It

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

All the pandemic has really done is shown how selfish so many people are

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#29

Covid Is Just A Flu

Covid Is Just A Flu

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

"I almost died but it's blown out of proportion and taking precautions is living in fear". Some people just deserve a Darwin award

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#30

Nothing But A Chalk Outline At The Murder Scene

Nothing But A Chalk Outline At The Murder Scene

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 months ago

Also what does he think a gas mask is?

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#31

We've Got A Man Down

We've Got A Man Down

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Hilary Mol
Community Member
2 months ago

*mic drop*

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#32

Not Understanding Basic Info To Own The Libs

Not Understanding Basic Info To Own The Libs

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Leo Domitrix
Community Member
2 months ago

Oh dear God. I hear this one a lot. I have learned to reply like this: "Ever hear of Typhoid Mary? Made people sick but never was sick herself?" Ninety percent answer, "Oh yeah, I heard about that in school/onTV/etc.". Me: "OK, now pretend she's COvid Larry...."

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#33

Getting Advice From Karen?

Getting Advice From Karen?

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JK Rowling
Community Member
2 months ago

Leilani is so done

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#34

Someone Suggested To Prep Younger Kids For Masks At School This Fall By Using Them At Home For Short Periods.

Someone Suggested To Prep Younger Kids For Masks At School This Fall By Using Them At Home For Short Periods.

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R L
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

Yes. God alone is not going to save you from COVID- you need to do your part as well.

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#35

That Was A Good One

That Was A Good One

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

"Why is everyone panicking and crying that we're sinking? I'm here on the stern 150 feet above sea level and the music is playing. "

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#36

One Of The Best Responses To A "Corona Wont Kill Me So Why Should I Care??" Comment Ive Seen Yet.

One Of The Best Responses To A "Corona Wont Kill Me So Why Should I Care??" Comment Ive Seen Yet.

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Rachel Peterson
Community Member
2 months ago

Nothing is.

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#37

I Might Order That Mask Design Just To Mess With Idiots Like Her

I Might Order That Mask Design Just To Mess With Idiots Like Her

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Iðunn Ýr
Community Member
2 months ago

"Because it works better if we both do it"!

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#38

Comments On A Post About A Local Business Shutting Down For A Positive Covid Employee

Comments On A Post About A Local Business Shutting Down For A Positive Covid Employee

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 months ago

Why cover Shelly's name? It should be known that Shelly is on the cutting edge of Infectious disease research. You should know who to visit when you have an infectious disease. /S

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#39

On A Post Asking If Anti Vaxxers Would Want To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine If It Gets Released Officially

On A Post Asking If Anti Vaxxers Would Want To Get The Covid-19 Vaccine If It Gets Released Officially

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Wendillon
Community Member
2 months ago

My own mother claims she isn't anti-vaxx, all her kids are vaccinated with the usual stuff, but she kicks up such a fuss every time a new vaccine becomes available I really have to wonder....

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#40

Person Comparing Covid And Flu Gets Owned By This Analogy

Person Comparing Covid And Flu Gets Owned By This Analogy

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Shelp
Community Member
2 months ago

Bill Mitchell seems to be a very good provider of stupid corona-related quotes

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