"Bottom line: humans can't control nature...it will always find a way around such acts of folly."
Really? Have you ever taken an medication for anything or had medical procedures to intervene in ameliorating any health issues? All of these have side effects for some, but when needed, the reward typically far outweighs the risk.
How about vaccinations for a variety of diseases that once ravaged people. When they were mandated, there were none for which there wasn't outrage by those who insisted that they have the right to refuse, even when it risked the safety of others.
Every vaccine we have ever used has triggered the same outrage we are witnessing now about the Covid vaccines with fraudulent claims by so-called experts, misleading partial information taken out of a larger context, delusional thinking among some who believe that the leading countries of the world are trying to kill their citizens while aided and abetted by leading scientists, and fears among those lacking expertise that is easily stoked by any of these headlines that grab attention. Thanks to the internet, this is more easily achieved now.
Here are a few vaccinations that led to 98%-100% decreases in annual deaths despite the fallacious efforts to resist their implementation: Smallpox, Diphtheria, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Paralytic Polio, Rubella, Congenital Rubella Syndrome, Tetanus, Haemophilus influenza Type B.
As far as I know, the only voice I heard promising that the virus would magically disappear was from Trump and by others who believed that the pandemic was a lie and no different than the flu. Now, the number of deaths in America is >711,000. Scientists who were seriously concerned were maligned. Leading scientists were always cautious in their predictions, never promising 100% efficacy after the development of the vaccines, and they addressed their concerns about variants that may elude it. Fortunately, the delta variant is effective for this variant. We have been protected by an enormous number of lives saved.
Edited by claire, 11 October 2021 - 02:42 PM.