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Health department unveils ‘porn vaccine’ to solve Utah’s public health crisis on April 1

Health department unveils ‘porn vaccine’ to solve Utah’s public health crisis on April 1
Posted at 4:01 PM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-01 18:58:31-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The state of Utah made waves last year after the legislature passed a resolution calling pornography a “public health crisis”, a fact the Salt Lake County Health Department used to make a joke Saturday.

The department tweeted: “It’s finally here. The solution to Utah’s public health crisis. The porn vaccine–now available in [Salt Lake County.]”

The tweet included several images that included supposed statistics and testimonials, like a claim the vaccine granted 80% “immunity against porn” after one dose and 99.8 percent after the second.

Eventually the health department acknowledged it was an April Fools’ Day joke, adding that “porn itself is a serious concern in society and no laughing matter”.

Senator Todd Weiler, R-Woods Cross, sponsored the resolution that declared porn a public health crisis, and he responded to the joke on Twitter with this statement: “[Pornography] is harmful and addictive for our youth. I support all efforts to educate people as to its detrimental impact.”