The Brief: Twitter memes are mocking people who are hesitant to take a Coronavirus vaccine, even though they've previously put far-worse things in their bodies.
“If you…don’t worry about the vaccine” memes make fun of people who say they aren’t sure about taking a COVID-19 vaccine but haven’t exactly treated their bodies like temples in the past. As vaccines are being approved and distributed around the world, some people are expressing hesitation about taking a vaccine that is so new. While health experts evaluate the safety of these vaccines, many non-experts are weighing in as well.
Some Twitter users are suggesting out that people who are willing to take drugs, eat fast food, and binge drink should probably be willing to take an approved vaccine as well. Memes that call people out for potentially unsanitary behaviors note that it would be somewhat hypocritical for someone who has, say, regularly consumed Four Loko, to question the safety of an FDA-approved vaccine.
These variations of “if you…don’t worry about the vaccine” memes center around people’s dietary habits:
"I won't take the vaccine because I don't know what's in it".
Really? Name the ingredients that's in that Big Mac.
— Rob Bransfield ☮🇨🇦🇺🇦 (@BransfieldRob) December 9, 2020
If you ate public school lunch in america, don't worry about what's in the vaccine.
— Whacktose Intolerant (@MillyTamarez) December 7, 2020
If you eat Papa John’s willingly, don’t worry about what’s in the Corona virus vaccine.
— Joe (@mojoejoejoemtz) December 9, 2020
If you’ve ever had a cup of airplane coffee, you don’t need to worry about what’s in the COVID vaccine.
— Two Guys On A Plane (@twoguysonaplane) December 9, 2020
Other memes compare the vaccine to drug and alcohol consumption:
if u drank a four loko from the years 2009 — 2011 you don't get to question whats in the covid vaccine
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) December 10, 2020
if you ever drank directly from a random handle of booze that was on the counter of a stranger’s apartment during a day drink you do not need to worry about what’s in the covid vaccine
— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) December 9, 2020
if you’ve ever had bong water in your mouth you don’t need to worry about what’s in the covid vaccine
— snoop laser snake (@PanicSilently) December 10, 2020
If you played beer pong with beer IN THE CUPS, I don’t want to hear your concerns about what’s in the covid vaccine.
— katelyn (@katesquire) December 5, 2020
People are known to engage in questionable activities at concerts and events, which they could resume once the vaccine is widely distributed and the spread of the disease is under control.
none of us need to be worried about that vaccine
— victoria ✌🏾 (@blkxstyles) December 10, 2020
If you ever went to the old Mosaic Stadium and drank pre-mixed vodka lemonades scooped out of an old 5 gallon Home Depot pail that almost definitely doubled as a mop bucket and a stool for smoke breaks, you don’t need to worry about a vaccine.
— Krista (@Krista_B_85) December 9, 2020
if you drank water that was passed around at shows…you do NOT need to worry about what’s in the covid vaccine
— planetary (hoe!) 🪐 (@daphnedanne) December 9, 2020
These tweets call people out for the sex acts they’ve participated in:
If your Tinder profile said "I like to eat the booty like it's groceries", you don't need to worry about what's in the vaccine.
— Linda Farza (she/her/hers) (@lindafarza) December 11, 2020
i've swallowed cum, i am not worried about what's in the vaccine
— jasmine rice 🍚 (@jasminericegirl) December 10, 2020
Other memes note how unsanitary public bathrooms can be:
If you’ve gone to the bathroom in Penn Station then do not worry about what’s in the coronavirus vaccine
— Dylan Hornik (@_Hornik_) December 4, 2020
Fuck all other tweets. If you’ve been inside any men’s restroom, then you don’t need to worry let about what’s in the vaccine.
— Phelan Conheady (🍮 flan) (@signingmango) December 11, 2020
People from around the world are tweeting references to their local hangouts and how the vaccine must be at least as safe as patronizing certain all-you-can-eat buffets, playing in a splash pad at a local park, etc.
If you ever ate here you don’t need to worry about the vaccine pic.twitter.com/mzE00rl6ZR
— o (@naapll) December 11, 2020
If you ever used the bathroom at CBGBs, don’t worry about what’s in the Covid vaccine
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) December 4, 2020
if you have been to the splash pad at memorial park you don't need to worry about what's in the covid vaccine pic.twitter.com/m8fJX51R4x
— lisha ❄️ (@_atavernier) December 11, 2020
if you’ve gone swimming in the willamette river you don’t need to worry about what’s in the covid vaccine
— Wylie (@doctorvibecheck) December 9, 2020