time Twitter has suspended her.for the fourth time after posting blatantly false information. She’s not happy about it. American Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, hailed as a rising star of the , has lashed out at Twitter after being suspended from the platform for spreading false information about the coronavirus vaccines. Ms. Greene is in the habit of believing in outlandish conspiracy theories, and this is the fourth
One of those suspensions was for spreading people unless they’re obese or over 65. (If you agree with her, may I suggest you read this story about a COVID-19 in the United States.) Anyway, you get the idea. She’s not a reliable source of information. Yesterday, the Georgia Congresswoman told her followers the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “should not approve” the , which are currently available to the public under emergency use authorizations.about the 2020 presidential election. Another was for claiming that COVID is not dangerous to
The FDA’s final, permanent approval is expected to happen within weeks. “There are too many reports of infection and spread ofvaccinated people,” Ms. Greene said. “These vaccines are failing and do not reduce the virus’s spread, nor do masks. “Vaccine mandates and passports freedoms.” That last part about mandates is a matter of opinion. The rest is blatantly false. While some breakthrough COVID infections among vaccinated people in the , such cases are rare. When they happen, the symptoms tend to be significantly milder than in an unvaccinated person, and the .
According to data shared by America’s health agency, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, 6587people had been hospitalized with COVID or killed by it as of July 26. About 163 million immunized by then. So, to put things in perspective, we are talking about 0.00004 percent of vaccinated people. As the CDC has repeatedly said, over 99 percent of are now among the unvaccinated. So no, the vaccines are not “failing”.
The evidence also shows that, whilecan probably infect others with the virus, high vaccination rates reduce its spread. This is apparent in the US, where the states with the lowest vaccination rates are experiencing more significant . There is also ample evidence that masks help . Here’s the tweet in question. on it, saying it “may be misleading”, which seems an understatement.
Thehas locked Ms. Greene’s account for seven days, after which she will be allowed to post again. But a permanent ban could loom, as Twitter has a five “strike” policy for COVID misinformation, and she has already been suspended multiple times. In a statement today, Ms. Greene accused Twitter of censoring her for “speaking the truth”. “I have vaccinated COVID. Studies and news reports show are still getting COVID and spreading COVID,” she said.