Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just gave an awesome break-down of what’s in the COVID vaccine, what it’ll do and how it works … this after getting the shot herself.
The New York Congresswoman hopped on IG Sunday to both document the Pfizer vaccine being administered to her by a health pro, as well as explain it … which is truly helpful, since she talks in terms most people can understand, using a stellar analogy.
Check it out … AOC says the vaccine being rolled out right now is NOT the actual virus, unlike other vaccines we take which often contain a dead version of the virus to train our bodies on how to recognize and fight it. This time around, we’re getting a blueprint.
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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez characterizes it this way — rather than having a live burglar break into your home and you learning how to ward him off in the moment, we’re getting a photo of the burglar in hopes of being able to recognize it before said crook fully infiltrates.
That “photo” we’re getting through this vaccine, as AOC illustrates, is called the mRNA of COVID (aka SARS-CoV-2), and it’s meant to be a forewarning to the real McCoy. That way, if/when you come into contact with the virus … your body’s already prepped to stamp it out.
BTW, you’re not crazy … there WAS snoring in her video — and she gives a nice little surprise as to what was responsible. It’s not coronavirus — but something much cuter.