all medicine everywhere and always is a cost/benefit calculation.
the covid vaccines appear to be terrible risk reward.
the flu vaccine looks basically worthless despite being low risk and is almost certainly a net negative.
i would certainly not want to defend gardasil.
but some vaccines are excellent, pose very low risk, and generate real, well established clinical benefit that saves and improves lives.
i know some of you dispute this, but maybe you should hear the other side of the cases you’re calling “blue pills.” i suspect many of you have not.
so perhaps consider the possibility that i did not just lose all suspicion, ability to assess and parse complex data, and become blindly credulous and hear me out here.