The series adds to the conversation around vaccinations.
Last week, Netflix gave us more You madness with the big drop of Season 3. The latest season brings new obsessions, new murders, and a new Love.
While Season 3 dropped a lot on our chests murder-wise (Love, get it together!), what I want to talk about is how the series took a loaded stab at the conversation around vaccinations.
The vaccine-relevant commentary occurs in spades in Episode 3, when Joe and Love’s baby boy, Henry, is hospitalized after contracting the measles.
A doctor in the episode tells them that Henry likely became exposed to the highly contagious infectious disease after exposure to a kid who was unvaccinated.
After this revelation, the people and parents who believe it’s fine to walk this world without vaccinations suddenly become fair game to target on the show.
The first target is Love’s mom, Dottie Quinn, who suggests she’s *pretty sure* she’s been vaccinated. To this, Joe internally tosses out the dig, “Oh really, Ms. Peace, Love, and Yoni Eggs?”
Next, Love discovers that her son actually contracted measles from an anti-vax neighbor named Gil — who fully knew his unvaccinated kids would be around an infant.
(And the look that appears on Love during his explanation of why he hasn’t had his kids vaccinated is the closest most of us will be able to relate to how her character must feel on a regular basis.)
He explained, “You see, we just don’t believe in subjecting kids to toxic injections they don’t need.”
And because this is You, Gil’s anti-vax sentiments get to Love in a way that is truly over the top.
Literally she goes into a blind rage and knocks Gil out.
Surprisingly, in Episode 4, it’s Joe — yes, Joe the stalker and murderer — who handles his frustrations over Gil’s anti-vax sentiments with a bit more poise.
But then Gil ruins it again by going operation Anti-Vax-Double-Down and spews more toxic misinformation about vaccines.
And this is what we get from Joe:
All of this is to say that if you’re still questioning whether or not you should get vaccinated…
…BB, get on board!! You clearly isn’t into anti-vax vibes, and, yes, vaccines save lives!
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