Star Trek actor George Takei doesn’t have any good tidings for Senator Marco Rubio, on Sunday he tweeted that “there’s still hope” the Florida Republican will have an allergic reaction to the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
“There are very, very few instances of known allergic reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, but Marco Rubio has always thought of himself as one in a million so there’s still hope,” Takei tweeted.
There are very, very few instances of known allergic reactions to the Covid-19 vaccine, but Marco Rubio has always thought of himself as one in a million so there’s still hope.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 20, 2020
Rubio received the first dose of the vaccine, which must be followed by a second injection four weeks later to complete the inoculation protocol, over the weekend. He posted a photo of himself receiving the injection along with the caption, “I know I looked away from the needle. And yes, I know I need a tan. But I am so confident that the #Covid19 vaccine is safe & effective that I decided to take it myself.”
Takei’s comment comes on the heels of reports that some recipients of the vaccine have been experiencing severe allergic reactions to the injection, including life threatening instances of anaphylaxis. The CDC has since updated their vaccine recommendations for those with known allergies to injectable therapies.
This isn’t the first time Takei has trolled Rubio on Twitter. On July 14th, he tweeted, “To those like @marcorubiowho say the surge of cases is just “people acting like people,” I present as Exhibit 1 the rest of the damn Western and East Asian world, where people led by competent government have not been infected by the millions and died by the tens of thousands.”
Then in November, he called the senator “a slime-filled, craven douchebag.”