re: Matt Taibbi
Real science is never settled, and anyone who has certainty on such things is not qualified to discuss it.
Just the sort of balanced perspective that much of the country lacks. Which is not to say I agree with it all.
by Matt Taibbi, July 27 2021
Covid-19 cases are rising, but the "Pandemic of the Unvaccinated" blame-game campaign is the worst way to address the problem
I’m vaccinated. I think people should be vaccinated. But this latest moral mania — and make no mistake about it, the “pandemic of the unvaccinated” PR campaign is the latest in a ceaseless series of such manias, dating back to late 2016 — lays bare everything that’s abhorrent and nonsensical in modern American politics, beginning with the no-longer-disguised aristocratic mien of the Washington consensus. If you want to convince people to get a vaccine, pretty much the worst way to go about it is a massive blame campaign, delivered by sneering bluenoses who have a richly deserved credibility problem with large chunks of the population, and now insist they’re owed financially besides.
WIND: the Trump vaccines have indisputible short term benefits on average, but could vaccination cause long-term damage? And what if prophylactic use of Ivermectin and treatment could essentially solve the crisis without the risks of mutant viruses?