A doctor served up the best response to an anti-vaxxer’s Covid hot take
No matter what the peer-reviewed studies and mountains of data might say, Covid sceptics can be relied upon to have the hottest of takes to try and persuade people to ignore the science – and the rules.
Dr. Sarah Parcak had the perfect response to one such hot take, from a Canadian politician.
Here’s his seering insight.
And this was her stunning backhand return.
Both Serena Williams and I can play tennis https://t.co/SdOyEylqGV
— Dr. Sarah Parcak (@indyfromspace) December 13, 2021
Tweeters loved Dr Parcak’s analogy, leaving comments like these.
Literally the best analogy for this. https://t.co/gw93hOVqzh
— Brian Hance (@BrianHance) December 30, 2021
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) December 30, 2021
Probably the most effective sentence explaining the need for vaccination to the dumbest of humans https://t.co/gWiFyLt7xZ
— Bébinn 👩🏻🎓 (@BrigidBebin) December 30, 2021
This joke is gonna be so lost on so many people, and I love it so much more for that reason
— Seth (@SethisChosen) December 13, 2021
The wasn’t lost on @Toure, who spotted a screenshot of it on TikTok.
Just saw a tweet saying “Both the vaccinated and the unvaccinated can catch Covid.”
A doctor responded: “Both Serena Williams and I can play tennis."
— Young Daddy (@Toure) December 29, 2021
His tweet brought the comeback to a new audience.
Best. Response. Ever. https://t.co/SHnLRkcudE
— Linda Poitevin/Lydia M. Hawke (@lindapoitevin) December 30, 2021
Game, set, and match. https://t.co/CyGq1eE5XC
— Costas Halavrezos (@CWNH) December 30, 2021
There were also a couple of alternative comebacks for the same type of anti-vax claim.
This cartoon seems to get a lot of reactions: pic.twitter.com/vDjL5JO4tO
— Doug Kayne (@TheDougKayne) December 30, 2021
We are all on the titanic but the vaccinated get lifeboats.
— vaxxed 2 the max (@eileenlynnedorn) December 29, 2021
The takedown made its way to Reddit’s r/CleverComebacks forum, where u/starshine913 added to the list.
Both the man in a bullet proof vest and the man not in a bullet proof vest can still catch a bullet to the chest.
However, the bottom line is this explanation, from Peter K. Homer.
Vaccines are not shields against infection. They precondition your body’s immune system to recognize and fight a specific virus rather than allowing it to replicate inside you unchecked. In this way vaccines reduce the negative effects of getting infected by reducing viral load.
— Peter K Homer (@pkhomer) December 29, 2021