Genius public health video compares Omicron and Delta to Home Alone burglars in booster ad

Genius public health video compares Omicron and Delta to Home Alone burglars in booster ad

A public health school tried to demonstrate the benefits of getting the Covid vaccine and booster shot by comparing the two most recent variants of concern to the burglars from Home Alone.

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health took to their official Twitter account to post a video highlighting how vaccines and booster shots are helpful for the prevention of serious Covid symptoms.

In the first scene, you see burglars Harry Lime (played by Joe Pesci) and Marv Merchants (played by Daniel Stern) struggling to get up off the ground with the words “Omicron” and “Delta” placed across their faces, respectively.

Then you see little Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) with a paint can that has the word “Vaccine” on it throw the can towards the intruders.

Lime ducks the can, but Merchants gets struck by the vaccine and falls straight on his back.

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Afterwards, Lime said, “Don’t worry, Marv, I’ll get him for you,” but his plan didn’t pan out the way he wanted as he was struck by another paint can with “Booster.”

People in the video comments thought it was a great way to spread important information on vaccines and booster shots.

“This is how all science needs to be presented to me from now on, I think,” someone wrote.

“So good, so true! We need more communications like this. #CovidVaccine #Omicron,” another added.

A third wrote: “My institution has a good sense of humour. Effective messaging!”

Check out some other reactions below.

The Omicron variation includes 32 mutations in the portion of the virus that infects human cells, and it has quickly spread over the world, including the United States, South Africa, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.

Within two weeks, Omicron rose from 0.7 per cent to 73 percent of Covid-19 cases in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has now overtaken the Delta variety as the leading source of new infections in the United States.

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