But nevertheless millions of americans have been vaccinated with no signs of a zombie invasion, the apocalypse does not seem far off. Today’s strange illusion comes courtesy of a surprising source:Will Smith2007 science fiction film I’m legend. In a recent New York Times In the piece, which chronicles the complicated journey of a New York company to get its employees fully vaccinated, one person cited the fictional film as evidence that they were not vaccinated.
When Metro Optics Eyewear employees were asked about the reasons for their vaccinations, responses ranged from false conspiracy theories involving microchips to the lack of formal approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Most alarmingly, a staff member “said she was concerned because she thought a vaccine had caused the characters in the film I’m legend become zombies, “reported the outlet. The screenwriter of the film Akiva Goldsman refuted this thinking on Twitter, responding to an excerpt from the Times article: “Oh. Me. God. It is a movie. I made it up. Need. True.”
In case it is not clear that you should not use a fictional film as the basis for medical beliefs, vaccinations do not cause zombie apocalypse in I’m legend anyway. As noted in a December 2020 Reuters Fact Check: “It was not a vaccine, but a modified virus used to treat cancer [that caused the invasion]. “The outlet released another fact check March 2021 clarifying that the (again, unreal) The movie is set in 2012, not 2021.
Accredit I’m legend because lack of immunization is not a new phenomenon. In May, an Illinois woman named Kim simmons He said The Washington Post that the movie was part of his decision-making process about the vaccine. “I love that movie, for all kinds of reasons. But that was a little scary, “he said, adding,” I don’t want to be a zombie. “As the post officeSimmons was eventually vaccinated. Even Smith intervened in this trend during a March 2020 Episode wife Jada Pinkett-SmithFacebook watch program, Red table talk, which provided scientific data on COVID-19. He explained: “I wanted to do this because in 2008 I did I’m legend so I feel responsible for a lot of misinformation. “
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