Wow! So many of the posts to this article are full of misinformation and mistrust of good science. I don’t even know where to begin. I certainly am not interested in arguing with most of the current posters, as they appear to be impervious to the current scientific and public health consensus, which is that the vaccines are as safe as any vaccine and they work as well if not better than most. There is essentially zero serious risk with the vaccines, contrary to what several posters seem to claim.
I do want to set one thing straight, nevertheless. Most scientists and public health experts are only interested in what good science says and are in no way interested in leading people astray and duping them into getting vaccines that don’t work. This whole idea that scientists are all in cahoots with one another to subvert people’s freedoms and control the population is just plain ludicrous.
I am a scientist, and I know the science of SARS-CoV-2. What 95%+ of the scientists are saying is true. That a small minority of scientists don’t accept the consensus is always the case, and that small group of scientists is generally wrong. Same goes for the data on the efficacy of masks. The public health consensus is that they work. Of course you can find some who contest this, but they are the minority again. Same goes for the efficacy and safety of the vaccine. The vast majority of the scientists and public health experts are in complete agreement that the best scenario is for all to be vaccinated. Again, there is a small minority opposed, but so what.
If we listened to the small minority of scientists on any health issue, we would be saying that smoking is good for you and AIDs is caused by certain behaviors, not a virus. I mean you can find a few scientists who will disagree with almost anything, no matter how well documented in the scientific literature.
Enough already, folks. The vaccine works and we all need to get vaccinated. End of story, and I am no longer interested in debating it. Just get vaccinated, or at least shut up and quit dissuading others from being vaccinated. If you don’t care to be vaccinated fine, but stop spreading disinformation.