jack posobiec with "what if instead of a vaccine we just were able to get exposed to a weak version of the virus that enabled us to build the antibodies we need to fight the real thing" tweet

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Far-right troll Jack Posobiec suggests alternative to vaccines: vaccines

Revelatory.

 

David Covucci

Tech

Published Dec 23, 2020

Far-right media personality Jack Posobiec, who works at the more-than-dubious outlet One America News Network, has a lengthy history of pranks and trolls.

So much so that whenever one of Posobiec’s bad takes goes off the rails, he’s free to claim it was all a joke. But that didn’t stop him from becoming the butt of the internet when he recently suggested an alternative to vaccines in an absurd tweet.

“What if instead of a vaccine we just were able to get exposed to a weak version of the virus that enabled us to build the antibodies we need to fight the real thing,” Posobiec asked.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1339720194718113794

As a plethora of Twitter users pointed out, that’s exactly what a vaccine is.

(Except, weirdly, in this instance, where the coronavirus vaccine doesn’t use a version of the virus, but rather mRNA, which acts like a version of the virus yada yada yada.)

While Posobiec later claimed people completely missed that he was trolling, it’s unclear what exactly the troll might be. Unless wanting people to think you’re ignorant to medical science is a troll.

If it is a troll, it’s one he’s repeatedly posted.

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1264914254093791232

So far, the effect of Posobiec’s repeated “trolling” is unknown.

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*First Published: Dec 23, 2020, 10:11 am CST