There have been plenty of hot takes on the death of Colin Powell: he was double-vaccinated against COVID-19, after all. He was also 84 and had multiple myeloma. A CNN panel has already discussed if a booster shot would have saved his life. Another troll has suggested he died not because he was vaccinated but because you weren’t.
Slate is stepping up to explain the complicating factors behind Powell’s death, citing one tweet to suggest that “right-wing pundits are using Powell’s vaccination status to question the effectiveness of vaccines and rail against mandates.” But Slate understands that even people who aren’t right-wing pundits might be questioning the efficacy of the vaccine.
Even if you’re not a right-wing pundit, you might naturally be questioning how well the shots work. https://t.co/e3QlrnNLWt
— Slate (@Slate) October 18, 2021
This is an incredibly irresponsible headline
— Ben TerMaat (@btermaat) October 18, 2021
— Jordan Eckerling (@EckerlingJordan) October 18, 2021
Boy oh boy, the MSM playing tug of war with Powell's body.
An 84yr old terminal cancer patient passed away.
— Dr. Jesus Quintana, Esq. (@JohnTurturro98) October 18, 2021
That's it I'm done. #unfollow
— 𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕠𝕦𝕤 𝕀𝕟𝕕𝕚 (@Protomerican) October 18, 2021
Come on Slate. He had multiple conditions including cancer. We know people like him are especially vulnerable as their immune system is so weakened–even with the vaccine. This is irresponsible reporting.
— Natalie Pacholl (@natalie_pacholl) October 18, 2021
What a great post, Slate.
While posting this wilfully misleading headline, did you happen to notice that a great American passed?
— Plaxico Lincoln McMurtry (@ChampionM0nster) October 18, 2021
Yeah, having cancer and being in his 80's had nothing to do with it…bye Slate.
— The Wrath of Dog (@kpaul70) October 18, 2021
This is particularly ignorant
— Notanicegirl (@notanicegirl1) October 18, 2021
@Slate, the left-wing media site, questions vaccines.
— π (@door2theknown) October 18, 2021
— Chad Felix Greene 🇮🇱 (@chadfelixg) October 18, 2021
How about the left-wing pundits on CNN wondering if that crucial booster shot could have saved him?
Just HAD to be THAT a-hole, didn’t ya’? Chris Cillizza can’t WAIT to use Colin Powell’s death to TRASH the Republican Party https://t.co/RL9BlIVzG5
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 18, 2021
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