truth is often more complex than people realize and looks different from different angles

El Gato Malo:

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.