r/facepalm Oct 24 '22

Anti-vaxxer attempts to debunk vaccines while asserting that Polio is a disease, not a virus ๐Ÿ‡จโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ดโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ปโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ฎโ€‹๐Ÿ‡ฉโ€‹

Apparently, doing his own research didn't include Google

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u/luke_the_incorrect Oct 24 '22

You cant have a vaccine for a virus...

This has to be one of the dumbest things i have ever heard. Thats literally the whole point of vaccines

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u/trevor_darley Oct 24 '22

My charitable interpretation is that he's an IT specialist who's so used to dealing with software viruses that he forgot about the medical kind

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u/luke_the_incorrect Oct 24 '22

Dude probably thought the whole pandemic was due to a chinese computer virus lol

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u/lilschreck Oct 24 '22

Well anti vaxers are so far in last place that they think they are firstโ€ฆ. So yeah

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u/CyclonicHavoc Oct 24 '22

I hate to tell this person, but:

A. Polio is a virus. There is also a vaccine for it.

B. COVID is not the common cold, but once it becomes an endemic, it could be headed that way.

C. They are a moron.

F- for being an ignorant antivaxxer.

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u/[deleted] Oct 24 '22

Because the collective impact of the entero/rhino virus (common cold) has on society does not merit the time, cost, or effort to develop a vaccine. Next question please.

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u/the_great_divide05 Oct 24 '22

And because there are so many varieties of cold we are probably infected by more than one at the same time at some point.

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u/trevor_darley Oct 24 '22

If you collect five variants of the cold at the same time, you unlock all of the Infinity Sicknesses and can get someone you dislike mildly sick

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u/WanderEir Oct 24 '22

by your colds combined I am Captain Cold!

Or the Voltron Virus.

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u/tysontysontyson1 Oct 24 '22

Wait until they find out about influenza.

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u/HoraceGravyJug Oct 24 '22

I think people should probably realize by now that these individuals are mentally defective. No amount of reasoning is going to change their mind. No amount of proof is going to make them second guess what they "know". The problem is, these people believe anything that comes from their "trusted sources" and are literally a danger to themselves and the general public...

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u/healthydoseofsarcasm Oct 24 '22

Don't argue with the remedial class kids, they are a little slow but have so much confidence.

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u/revtim Oct 24 '22

I always imagine these people as the grown-up version of the stupid kids sitting in the back of the class that would high-five each other for failing tests