Matches the general prudishness of liberals at large. It used to be that conservatives were the huge prudes. In some ways they still are, but are being in many areas surpassed by libs. I think in general these days, liberals are more prudish than conservatives because their prudishness is more all-encompassing.
This Artist Makes Portraits By Precisely Breaking Glass with a Hammer.
Me too. I call mine “Portrait of Glass I’ve Hulk-smashed the Fuck Out of Lying on the Ground.”
It’s quite groundbreaking work. I mean, glass-breaking.
Blood clots as prevalent with Pfizer and Moderna vaccine as with AstraZeneca’s: study.
Now the “experts” are going to yank all the vaccines over an extremely tiny risk?
Possiblilty of 500,000+ extra deaths in that scenario, all to save what, 20 or 30 people? So you know we’re gonna do it.
Where indeed? Especially for countries like South Africa where the J&J vaccine is all there is.
We are so, so bad at handling risk.
But…experts told me herd immunity (with vaccines or not) was impossible and we shouldn’t even try for it. And millions of dipshits were aping that on Twitter and elsewhere.
Figure that out. Because I can’t.
It’s cool and fun seeing PhD epidemiologists and virologists offering directly contradictory statements. Surely the normal folks out there will be able to choose the right one? No?
Fuck I cannot believe I have to defend Nate Silver from these “experts,” but I guess sometimes one has to do distasteful things because they are correct.
It’s certain that the media and “experts” amplifying absolutely minuscule risks will increase vaccine hesitancy. One doesn’t need 20 PhDs to determine this — just a semi-working brain. Even if it’s the right decision in most contexts, it still will do this.
Maybe I just take such things for granted, but speculation requires excess currency as a matter of course. How else would it occur?
These People Should Be Required to Get Vaccinated.
All people who are medically capable of getting the vaccination should be required to get it.