The Independent reports:
Georgia representative Marjorie Taylor Greene once again attacked Covid restrictions and safety measures on Saturday. Comparing deaths caused by the coronavirus infection to those caused by cancer, the Congresswoman made various claims about the two distinct illnesses, and said schools have never been shut down because of cancer, ignoring the fact that cancer is not contagious. Greene’s statement trying to draw parallels between Covid and cancer was strongly criticised on Twitter.
1. Every single year more than 600,000 people in the US die from cancer.
The country has never once shut down.
Not a single school has closed.
And every year, over 600,000 people, of all ages and all races will continue to die from cancer.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) December 4, 2021
I had cancer once.
You know how many people I transmitted it to?
Zero. Because cancer isn’t contagious.
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) December 4, 2021
The thing is, you can’t catch cancer from breathing near an infected person who might not show symptoms. Picture the world if you could.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) December 4, 2021
Imagine thinking comparing Covid to cancer was a good thing.
But here we are.
— Angela Belcamino (@AngelaBelcamino) December 4, 2021
Stay in school, kids. https://t.co/hhKZcXI7Qq
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) December 4, 2021