Deadly anti-vaccine conspiracy theories continue to circulate within far-right echo chambers, convincing Americans the vaccines are tools of government control, that they're ineffective, or downright dangerous.
The Congresswoman joked that she'd taken some Tylenol, but needed more people to take it so it would work.
I woke up with a headache this morning. I took some Tylenol. Now if everyone else could take some Tylenol too so mi… https://t.co/gcqWlNrVLQ— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert) 1632750852.0
Boebert was arguing that if individuals are vaccinated, they shouldn't be preoccupied with whether or not others are getting vaccinated.
While the vaccines against the virus that's killed over 650 thousand Americans have repeatedly proven to be safe and effective, it's vital for an overwhelming global majority to get vaccinated in order to achieve community or "herd" immunity. If this isn't achieved, the virus still has the velocity to mutate as it spreads, forming more contagious, vaccine-resistant variants like the Delta Variant that's wreaked havoc across the nation in recent months.
People were quick to call Boebert out for the bizarre tweet.
Perfect example of how the radical GQP views vaccines - ignoring the relationship between effectiveness and populat… https://t.co/tJit5rHOW7— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1632763221.0
This is what happens when you elect not-so-bright folks to office. Also, IM EACH BIDEN! https://t.co/l32qBwdIXp— Wajahat Ali (@Wajahat Ali) 1632773568.0
What's worse? How incredibly ignorant and uninformed the new breed of #MAGA GOP members of Congress are, or that th… https://t.co/jtu65qZwHE— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1632756660.0
this tweet is so painfully stupid and lacking any sort of context it took me about 10 seconds to realize what she's… https://t.co/vz6hNi1NJk— Pé (@Pé) 1632769030.0
The Dunning-Kruger effect needs to be renamed the Boebert-Taylor effect: "When you're too dumb to understand just h… https://t.co/OiHAUdCEFz— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser) 1632769724.0
To be fair, she also has infected me with a headache reading this. https://t.co/upMrHqVXSB— Nick Ross (@Nick Ross) 1632774174.0
Others expanded the metaphor.
My son got a headache three days ago. Now I have a headache. But before I take any Tylenol, I’m going to do my own… https://t.co/yP1zt0gCsW— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1632772495.0
Perhaps Boebert drank last night. Maybe she drove home. Now if everyone else didn’t drink and drive so she got home… https://t.co/yZTid2DZPt— Dr. Richard Pan 🇺🇸 (@Dr. Richard Pan 🇺🇸) 1632774479.0
Why do you need Tylenol when you can just ask Jesus to make your headache disappear? https://t.co/e2GByTBbY7— Mark Banker (@Mark Banker) 1632758219.0
The widely panned tweet comes just after Boebert admitted in a Federal Elections Commission (FEC) filing that she'd used campaign funds for personal expenses like rent and utilities.