Lots of people yesterday On 1 watched, express their amazement on Twitter at the statements of Virus Truth leader Willem Engel. It already started with the guest choice for Engel and lawyer Jeroen Pols, who came to explain their ‘victory’.
For a moment we were off the curfew, a judge said that the measure had been taken on the wrong legal grounds. The cabinet naturally argued against that and won. At least until Friday, the curfew will apply. But people now mostly fall over the claims made by Engel On 1 did: they call it ‘live fake news’.
Willem Engel makes himself completely ridiculous # op1npo. He misleads, lies and displays obsessive and dangerous behavior. That ICs have not been full is a lie. That 2/3 is against curfew is with #jinek tonight debunked. The cabinet is acting PREVENTIVELY. # op1npo pic.twitter.com/kOPr4CQ4k3
– Elsschot 🇪🇺🇳🇱 💉 # support police (@ marcelbar8) February 16, 2021
Engel: ‘Coronavirus was made in a lab’
What viewers are most concerned about is that Engel claimed that the coronavirus was created in a lab. A few moments later he says he only wants to base himself on facts. He immediately goes wrong there, viewers believe. Also, the Virus Truth foreman claimed that the ICs were not full during the first wave. And children who wear face masks are emotionally mutilated.
Twitterers also criticize the fact that Engel gets so much speaking time with his ‘alternative facts’. Nobody really contradicts him and presenters Tijs van den Brink and Giovanca Ostiana seem to lack the ‘journalistic decisiveness’ to be critical of Engel.
‘The virus just comes from a lab’, ‘ICs weren’t full during the first wave’ and ‘Children who are emotionally mutilated with mouth masks’. Why does no one contradict Willem Engel #on 1?
– Ane Marius (@i_amdejong) February 16, 2021
“The virus originated in a laboratory,” says Engel at #On 1 just now.
What an intensely dangerous and stupid statement. Then there is really a dread loose.
– Jordi van de Bovenkamp (@JOR_ID) February 16, 2021
‘Vaccination is gene therapy’
So, children who wear masks are emotionally mutilated. Many people think that this is unusual, because children under the age of twelve do not even have to wear mouth masks. What a surprise, Engel is also against vaccination. That’s gene therapy, according to him.
– it is not a vaccine but gene therapy
– the virus was created in a laboratory
– children are emotionally mutilated by a mouth mask
– so we won right
So this is #fakenews ladies and gentlemen, wrapped in a talk show
– Floki ‘participant’ Vaccuzi💉⭕⚔️ (@insekteleider) February 16, 2021
@ op1npo @Mr_Brink An editorial staff should be aware that Willem Engel believes that vaccination with Moderna or Pfizer is a gene therapy. It is false, utter nonsense and extremely dangerous to public health for anyone to be able to say that without being contradicted. #on 1
– BonteRaaf (@BonteRaaf) February 16, 2021
People also contradict that. Some people just say how ridiculous they think it is that Engel can (and should) make these kinds of statements, other people come up with facts and figures. In a few comments on twitter, Sonia explains the difference between gene therapy and RNA technology (which is used in the production of the vaccine).
You don’t have to explain this to me. Our cells have different types of RNA: mRNA, tRNA and rRNA. All these different types play a role in the production of proteins based on information from the DNA. Gene therapy is a different technique than RNA technique.
– Sonia Pereira (@ Sonia_Pereira11) February 13, 2021
Why would they prove that? RNA technology is not gene therapy. Again, rna transports the proteins through the cells via the Golgi apparatus so that your immune system is triggered to arm itself against the virus.
– Sonia Pereira (@ Sonia_Pereira11) February 14, 2021
Also Kees van der Staaij at Op1
And then finally: the inconvenience of Kees van der Staaij (SGP) when Engel said that he was ‘in complete agreement with him’. “Poor Kees ”, someone wrote. “Rarely have I seen someone look so uncomfortable when he was right. He preferred to take the color of the decor from #on 1 On.”
Willem Engel: ‘I totally agree with Mr van der Staaij’.
That poor Kees. Rarely have I seen someone look so uncomfortable when he was right. He preferred to take the color of the decor from #on 1 On.
– Merel Morre (@MerelMorre) February 16, 2021
The politician therefore hastens to distance himself from his talk show neighbor. “I immediately started to take some distance, with that hustling in those squares and the tail end of carnival. As SGP, we have actually supported a great many measures by the cabinet. ” Many people praise the fact that he and his party distance themselves from the falsehoods that Engel proclaims.
– Rick van de Waerdt (@CJvandeWaerdt) February 16, 2021
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