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Funeral Truck At NFL Game That Read 'Don’t Get Vaccinated' was Part of Pro-Vaccination Ad Campaign

A North Carolina ad agency created a fake business and website to convince people to get the COVID-19 vaccine


A truck outside of North Carolina’s Bank of America Stadium on Sunday with the message “Don’t Get Vaccinated” was intended to motivate residents to get vaccinated.

Photos of the truck and its advertisement from the Wilmore Funeral Home rapidly circulated on Twitter. 

However, the Wilmore Funeral Home does not exist.

 

The business’s website, which was listed on the truck, has one message: “Get vaccinated now. If not, see you soon.” 

The only outbound link leads to StarMed Healthcare, a healthcare center in Charlotte where people can get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Boone Oakley, an ad agency in Charlotte, created the ad to drive up vaccination rates in the state.

The agency’s president, David Oakley, told Newsweek“A lot of pro-vaccine advertising is very straightforward. We thought, ‘Is there a way to turn it around and do it from a different perspective?'”

“Almost everyone here [at Boone Oakley] got their vaccines at StarMed,” he added, telling the outlet that while his team was “bit nervous about the campaign, if just one person gets vaccinated because of it — it’s worth it.”

Dr. Arin Piramzadian, StarMed Healthcare’s chief medical officer, echoed this sentiment.

“If this saves one person’s life by getting vaccinated, I’m 100% for it,” he told The Charlotte Observer. He noted that StarMed did not pay for the stunt.

“We know that 99% of people who are ending up in the hospital and dying are unvaccinated,” Piramzadian said. “If that statistic does not scare people, I’m not sure what does. Perhaps a dark humor aspect such as this one does catch someone’s attention.” 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services reports that 63% of the adult population has been fully vaccinated and 68% has received at least one dose. Additionally, 87% of state residents over the age of 65 have been fully vaccinated.

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4 responses to “Funeral Truck At NFL Game That Read ‘Don’t Get Vaccinated’ was Part of Pro-Vaccination Ad Campaign”

  1. Turk_Longwell says:

    More Fear Porn. I looked up on a DDG search and skimmed a bunch of articles. I tried to steer away from certain media companies, but what all the articles are saying is that UnVees are 11 times more likely to pass then the Vees. I found two stories that say, it’s mostly elder people and the bigger folks. That makes sense.
    Still, I would bet a 20 that this Ad Ploy didn’t convince a single person.

  2. PseudoSwede says:

    “If this saves one person’s life by getting vaccinated, I’m 100% for it,”

    I’ll just go ahead and say it— that’s the I-seek-public-office answer to questions involving this crap. It is also every bit as unbelievable, greasy, and pathetically-disingenuous as when The Original Cuomosexual said it…

  3. Wolv256 says:

    How about you fuckers stop trying to motive or manipulate people to do anything? We are sentient beings and can and will make up our own minds. You can attempt to argue or explain your side, but that is where your role ends. Fucking fascists!

  4. TheDoc says:

    “We know that 99% of people who are ending up in the hospital and dying are unvaccinated,”

    😂😂😂😂

    99% of stats are usually bullshit