(Luis Cornelio, Headline USA) Approximately 7 million Americans have received the latest COVID-19 vaccine, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced on Oct. 11.
In response, social media exploded with a mix of mockery and criticism.
Conservative news editor Ben Kew scornfully remarked, “Those 2% of Americans (6.7 million people!) would drink their own urine if the government told them to.”
98% have figured it out. https://t.co/oPMKQ5b0kV
— John Rich???????? (@johnrich) October 14, 2023
Echoing a similar sentiment, Twitter personality Sara Rose bluntly stated, “2% of Americans are still idiots.” Musician John Rich hilariously praised the 98% who have not taken the vaccine, commenting, “98% have figured it out.”
Those 2% of Americans (6.7 million people!) would drink their own urine if the government told them to. https://t.co/xTLv3oacuM
— Ben Kew ️️ (@ben_kew) October 14, 2023
The underwhelming vaccination rate coincides with pharmaceutical giant Pfizer slashing its full-year earnings and revenue projections.
The company announced on Oct. 13 now anticipates a revenue range of $58 billion to $61 billion, significantly lower than the initially forecasted $67 billion to $70 billion, attributing the cuts “solely due to its Covid products.”
2% of Americans are still idiots https://t.co/g1pKazJsE1
— Sara Rose ???????? (@saras76) October 14, 2023
Revenue for Pfizer’s Paxlovid treatment is facing a staggering $7 billion shortfall in comparison to initial projections. Additionally, the COVID-19 vaccine’s anticipated returns are expected to fall $2 billion short of the initial forecasts.
The distribution of the new vaccine began on Sept. 12, at the behest of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Despite recommendations from U.S. public health officials for Americans to get vaccinated, demand has drastically waned since the vaccines were introduced during the peak of the pandemic in 2021, as reported by Reuters.
The fading pandemic frenzy has also led to the CDC’s decision to halt the printing of new vaccine cards, which were initially used as the infamous “vaccine passports.”
“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stopped printing coronavirus vaccination cards since the federal government is no longer distributing vaccines.
The cards, which were once essential to getting into places like restaurants, festivals and bars, have… pic.twitter.com/NC6HL7nCJE
— Chief Nerd (@TheChiefNerd) October 5, 2023