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Arnold Schwarzenegger has hit the nail on the head with his stance on the COVID-19 vaccine.
The bodybuilding legend-turned-Hollywood megastar has voiced his opinion on the contentious topic which has impacted all of us over the past 18 months.
And, rather interestingly, his viewpoint is going viral for all the right reasons.
Arnold makes some excellent points. pic.twitter.com/QtP9YjC4Da- Brooke Cain (@brookecain) August 8, 2021
As the former governor of California, Arnie hasn't shied away from having his say on the virus and vaccine in the past, strongly encouraging United States citizens to go and get their jab.
But it seems his latest social media post has received slightly more attention than other pro-vaccine comments - and once you read it, you'll understand just why.
Speaking in the comments section on Facebook video of his own vaccination, the 73-year-old said: "I always say you should know your strengths and listen to the experts. If you want to learn about building biceps, listen to me, because I've spent my life studying how to get the perfect peak and I have been called the greatest bodybuilder of all time. We all have different specialities.
"Dr. Fauci and all of the virologists and epidemiologists and doctors have studied diseases and vaccines for their entire lives, so I listen to them and I urge you to do the same. None of us are going to learn more than them by watching a few hours of videos. It's simple: if your house in on fire, you don't go on YouTube, you call the damn fire department.
"If you have a heart attack, you don't check your Facebook group, you call an ambulance. If 9 doctors tell you you have cancer and need to treat it or you will die, and 1 doctor says the cancer will disappear, you should always side with the 9. In this case, virtually all of the real experts around the world are telling us the vaccine is safe and some people on Facebook are saying it isn't.
"In general, I think if the circle of people you trust gets smaller and smaller and you find yourself more and more isolated, it should be a warning sign that you're going down a rabbit hole of misinformation. Some people say it is weak to listen to experts. That's bogus. It takes strength to admit you don't know everything. Weakness is thinking you don't need expert advice and only listening to sources that confirm what you want to believe."
'If your house is on fire, you don't go on YouTube, you call the damn fire department.' Some excellent advice from Arnold @Schwarzenegger that every vaccine-sceptic should urgently read: pic.twitter.com/P7dGnPoysQ- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 10, 2021
"In general, I think if the circle of people you trust gets smaller and smaller and you find yourself more and more isolated, it should be a warning sign you're going down a rabbit hole of misinformation."- Rex Chapman:horse_racing: (@RexChapman) August 9, 2021
-Arnold Schwarzenegger https://t.co/E6UMlkaTdE
From one of the strongest men to ever walk the planet: "It takes strength to admit you don't know everything- weakness is thinking you don't need expert advice and only listening to sources that confirm what you want to believe."@Schwarzenegger pic.twitter.com/6d77cUOy1I- Jerome Adams (@JeromeAdamsMD) August 9, 2021
Fair play to @Schwarzenegger ... he does articulate this very well.- Dr Mike Galsworthy (@mikegalsworthy) August 7, 2021
A healthy society is built upon many communities of expertise, where we all should have some basic levels of trust in each other to do the jobs we do. pic.twitter.com/TJKEf9P7Dx
With so much misinformation about coronavirus being spread online, it's refreshing to see such an influential figure doing their bit to help others out.
So for skeptics who are hesitant about getting the vaccine, advice really doesn't come much better than this.
Terminator himself received widespread praise for his honest point of view and a number of big-name figures re-shared his comments too.
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