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Vaccinated? / Vaxxed?

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Vaccinated? / Vaxxed? is a catchphrase and ironic meme inspired by conspiracy theorists' tendency to question if someone is vaccinated after news about their unrelated illness or death is shared. Such questions point to a broader trend of COVID-19 denialism among anti-vaxxers. By mid-2023, various internet commentators began parodying the comments that ask if an ailing or dead person is vaccinated. The trend is similar to the Thanks Pfizer parody videos that circulated online in early 2023.


The anti-vaccination movement can be traced back to the 1990s when a now-discredited paper providing support for the claim that colitis and autism disorders were linked to the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.[1] After the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the United States in 2020, various conspiracy theorists shared propaganda against vaccines for the virus. The Thanks Pfizer trend of early 2023 speaks to such beliefs on the internet.

The trend of conspiracy theorists replying to the news of an ailing or dead person and asking if they were vaccinated has existed since at least 2022, with such questions gathering several thousand likes in 2023. One such early example was posted on March 30th, 2022, when Twitter[2] user @Davidbieri3 replied to news about Bruce Willis's declining health, asking, "Vaxxed?" The post gathered over 200 likes in a year (seen below, left). The trend continued into 2023, with Twitter[3] user @savingtradition replying to news about a basketball athlete's health scare on May 26th with the question, "Is she vaxxed?" The post gathered over 1,000 likes in two months (seen below, right).

Jack Poso @JackPosobiec Bruce Willis news is so sad. What a talent. Just remember - we never know how long we get in this life. 2,591 33.4K 1,001 David bieri @Davidbieri3 Vaxxed? 3:31 PM Mar 30, 2022 Mar 30, 2022 5 Retweets 3 Quotes 282 Likes 2 Bookmarks la : ↑ : D 5 Eur. 2012 Daily Loud @DailyLoud May 26 LSU basketball star Sa'Myah Smith collapses during the middle of Joe Biden speech D DAILY Est. 2012 1,250 LOUD 2,285 Thoughts of a Woman @savingtradition Is she vaxxed? 5:28 PM · May 26, 2023 215.6K Views 3 43.8K 1 Retweet 1 Quote 1,238 Likes 7 Bookmarks ili 7.5M :

In 2023, various internet users began mocking such anti-vax sentiments as they became more prevalent. On July 21st, 2023, Twitter[4] user @OnlyAWorldAway posted a screenshot of another user replying to news of a bodybuilder dying from a broken neck with, "Vaxxed?" The post gathered over 30,000 likes in a week (seen below).

DAILY Thirsty Thirsty Thembo @OnlyAWorldAway C 2012 LOUD Daily Loud @DailyLoud 1h Bodybuilder Justyn Vicky dead at 33 after 400-pound weight breaks neck A 1,196 12,764 22 DAILY 9:29 PM Jul 21, 2023 1M Views Fst 2017 LOUD BLE 26.9K ₁4M Scotty Pimpin (Alpha Male) @re... 1h: Replying to @DailyLoud Vaxxed? 4 5 il 17.6K 1,425 Retweets 81 Quotes 31.4K Likes 443 Bookmarks : go :


On July 21st, 2023, Twitter[5] user @spo9globoob posted a tweet mocking comments that asked if someone is vaxxed by quote tweeting a video of a car crash with the caption, "let me guess, vaccinated?" The tweet gathered over 1,600 likes in a week (seen below).

On July 25th, 2023, Twitter[6] user @Algo_bama posted a reply to the question, "What's the worst thing you can say to someone at a funeral," with the answer, "Sooo was he vaxxed?" (seen below, left). Also on July 25th, Twitter[7] user @TradNorm posted a reply to news about Ron DeSantis getting in a car crash, asking, "Vaxxed?" The post gathered over 5,700 likes in two days (seen below, right).

Out of Context Human Race @NoContextHumans Jul 25 Go r/AskReddit Posted by u/makawakatakanaka 7 hours ago What's the worst thing you can say to someone at a funeral? 3,902 133 Likes 1 495 bama.algo @Algo_bama "Sooo was he vaxxed?" 1:58 PM. Jul 25, 2023 · 44.4K Views 10.4K ₁4.8M Spicy Sauce + 418 : CALLER DAILY Daily Caller *BREAKING Ron DeSantis has been in a car accident Ron DeSantis In Car Accident: REPORT Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis was reportedly in a car accident Tuesday morning. @DailyCaller Jul 25 559 Ace @TradNorm Vaxxed? 1,512 9:47 AM Jul 25, 2023 · 115.4K Views 810 33 Retweets 3 Quotes 5,720 Likes 6 Bookmarks ₁3.2M : :

On July 26th, Twitter[8] user @hausofdecline posted a tweet that read, "Pastor: Jesus died for your sins / Me: Vaxxed?" gathering over 15,000 likes in a day (seen below).

Haus of Decline @hausofdecline Pastor: Jesus died for your sins Me: Vaxxed? 4:41 PM Jul 26, 2023 · 332.4K Views 1,138 Retweets 8 Quotes 14.8K Likes 120 Bookmarks

Various Examples

Followers For Algernon @bonerhitler Vaxxed? NEW New York Post @nypost. 3h Missing millionaire crypto influencer found dismembered in suitcase /RqjrC3S 11:32 AM. Jul 27, 2023 · 555.2K Views CLAY 1,293 Retweets 13 Quotes 20.6K Likes 150 Bookmarks D : Marxist Lynchist @dklmarxist Vaxxed? The New York Times @nytimes. Jul 25 Three Marines were found dead on Sunday inside a car parked at a gas station in North Carolina, the authorities said. The causes of death were still under investigation, and autopsy results were expected to be released by Wednesday 9:52 PM Jul 25, 2023 46.8K Views 20 Retweets 858 Likes 4 Bookmarks Rodger @Caffeineposter "Had to say goodbye to my furry friend of 16 years today... feeling awful." "Was he vaxxed?" otos depositphotos depositphotos depositphoto depositply 12:54 PM. Jul 26, 2023 · 11K Views depositph Image ID: 390336892 88 Retweets 2 Quotes 736 Likes 17 Bookmarks MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN Trust The Plan WHILE WE GO : FaceApp Qanon Latifah @ch1w33th3d@g Vaxxed?? BNO BNO News @BNONews 20h NEWS U.S. Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell froze and appeared unwell while speaking at a press conference 0:35 2:23 PM. Jul 26, 2023 58.7K Views 68 Retweets 2 Quotes 1,858 Likes 5 Bookmarks : Bow Down Before The One You Se... @AnimeSerbia Vaccinated? We want bria... @wewant... Nov 25, 2013 Last night on Family Guy, Brian Griffin died. Retweet if you want him back. 4:48 PM Jul 26, 2023 · 247.9K Views 613 Retweets 7,391 Likes 40 Bookmarks Przy pudding person @JUNIPER vaccinated? Jimmy @jimmy_farring Jul 26 Just watched a crane fall and pummel a building on the other side of the block! #nyc #fire m 10:36 AM. Jul 26, 2023 1.9M Views 4019508900BEBEOBAB88 2,278 Retweets 22 Quotes 48K Likes 347 Bookmarks :

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External References

[1] Brian Deer – Retracted – the Wakefield et al Lancet

[2] Twitter – Davidbieri3

[3] Twitter – savingtradition

[4]  Twitter – OnlyAWorldAway

[5] Twitter – spo9globoob

[6] Twitter – Algo_bama

[7] Twitter – TradNorm

[8] Twitter – hausofdecline

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If you live in a western or western adjacent state, chances are that 70%+ of you nation's population has gotten at least 1 dose. Yeah, no shit they were vaccinated, so is the vast majority of everyone else, what point are they trying to make?


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