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Candace Owens is skeptical of Stephen A. Smith's claim that the COVID mRNA vaccine saved his life.

Smith was hospitalized with double pneumonia on New Year's Day and he credited the vaccine, saying, "It almost took me out."
 
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Smith, 54, returned to the set of ESPN's "First Take" on Monday, where he told viewers his doctors said he would have died without the vaccine.

"I didn't know if I was going to make it. They told me, had I not been vaccinated, I wouldn't be here. That's how bad I was. The vaccine, according to [my doctors] saved me," said Smith who is triple vaccinated.

But Owens called his remark "stupidity" and suggested his life was saved by his doctors, not the vaccine.

She tweeted:

"Stephen A. Smith caught Covid, was hospitalized with severe symptoms, and *almost* died. He believes that this is proof that the vaccine he received, worked. Because he only *almost* died. We did it y'all. We've reached peak stupidity as a species."

She added:

"2020: Get vaxxed so you won’t catch or spread it!/2021: You can still catch & spread it but won’t get severely ill or hospitalized/2022: So you caught it and were hospitalized but at least you didn't die!/Next: you can still die but expect minimal suffering. Safe & effective!"