Opponents of vaccination in the United States use the plot of the science fiction film “I am a legend” as an argument
The role of the vaccine in the film “I am a legend”
The film “I am a legend” of 2007 tells of an unsuccessful attempt to genetically modify measles for the treatment of cancer, as a result of which most people on earth die. Those who survived turned into zombies. The main character, the last healthy man on earth performed by Will Smith, risks his life for the sake of searching for a vaccine.
According to Gizmodo, the co -author of the film scriptwriter Akiv Goldsman had to explain on social networks that “I am a legend” – fiction, and not a documentary about zombies and vaccination.
“ABOUT. My. God. This is a film. I wrote it. He. Not. Real “, – wrote Goldsman on Twitter.
All due to the fact that the anti-producers that conduct a campaign against vaccination from Covid-19 use “I am a legend” as an argument. They claim that in the film zombies appeared due to unsuccessful vaccination and now the same thing is happening. “I am a legend” even turned into a meme among anti -priority:
"Remember, in "I’m a legend" Not a disease made a zombie out of people. This was done by vaccination"
As the film “I Legend” influenced vaccination
After the publication in The New York Times, articles about people who refuse vaccination and their causes focused on the publication. The publication writes:
“One of the employees said that she was worried about vaccination, because due to vaccinations the characters of the film "I’m a legend" Turned into zombies. But the disease that turned people into zombies in this film was caused by a genetically reprogrammed virus, not a vaccine ”
According to another meme of the anti -inferications associated with the “I am a legend”, the film takes place in 2023 and it allegedly predicted pandemia and the global deployment of vaccination. However, in fact, the plot unfolds in 2012.
The star of the militants and the former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger also turned to people who doubt vaccination. He urged to trust scientists and virusists. Read more about this in our material.