CDC Says Vaccine Essential for “Hurricane Season” — Do They Have One Against Floods?
Could really use one right about now in Europe, don't hold out on us if you have it, CDC
Americans typically prepare for Hurricane season by stocking up on water and nonperishable food, but the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised eyebrows Monday when the government agency stated coronavirus vaccines are essential to weathering the storm.
The CDC’s first bullet point is “Understand that your planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19,” while the second is, “Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you can. COVID-19 vaccines help protect you from getting sick or severely ill with COVID-19 and may also help protect people around you.”
The CDC got around to advising Americans to stock up on emergency supplies after sounding the alarm about vaccines. Musician Bradley James Skistimas, a fierce critic of the Covid vaccines, took notice and tweeted an image of the CDC’s hurricane readiness tips complete with a few face palm emojis.
According to the CDC the *SECOND* most important thing to do in preparing for a H-U-R-R-I-C-A-N-E is… get a covid shot 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️ pic.twitter.com/0At7oAwFuF
— Five Times August (@FiveTimesAugust) July 12, 2021
The CDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The CDC website also urges Americans to keep six feet apart for social distancing concerns when checking on neighbors during a hurricane, asks people to put masks and hand sanitizer in emergency kits and provides a friendly reminder that anyone who is “unconscious” can do without a mask.
Just under half of all eligible Americans have received full vaccinations against the coronavirus. Recent polling by Gallup has shown that one in five Americans have no plan to get vaccinated at all.
Many people took to Twitter with disbelief after Skistimas flagged the website:
Man, I didn't believe it. Seriously? But I do my own research. I verify evidence. Due diligence.
— Ferrus Ignis (@sovereignAK) July 12, 2021
This has become absurd! https://t.co/Ot1Okjcma9
— Ben Bergquam – Real America’s Voice (RAV-TV) News (@BenBergquam) July 12, 2021
Seriously? The CDC is telling us what to prepare? That is NOT on my Hurricane “to do” list. What is up with this? https://t.co/EpzNpFXh2f
— aliveandwell (@am_ok_for_now21) July 12, 2021
Hmmm I will take the higher road and make sure I have my family before I do this step bye bye!! https://t.co/InRlXMESYy
— Iggy Gurl 5 (@Iggygurl5) July 12, 2021
The insanity! https://t.co/EoIpwroZnT
— Richard Tawney Jr. (@RTawneyJr) July 12, 2021
Getting the jab tells the hurricane to halt https://t.co/7wiDx2Z5a9
— Josh Pyron (@Jpyron22) July 12, 2021
Because hurricanes carry COVID? Or because the vaccine prevents hurricanes? 🤔🙄😆 https://t.co/6jEouVhRs1
— Tweet Shaming (@TweetShaming21) July 12, 2021
The CDC has the mindset that you’d gain immortality if you get the vaccine… this is so stupid. And I even got the damn thing https://t.co/PT1zTXS2jk
— Matt Wallace (@MattyIce300) July 12, 2021
Source: FOX News