I saw a Facebook post about how a certain doctor said that several people being treated for COVID-19 had been vaccinated. Another doctor questioned the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccinations. The poster presented this as evidence that groups such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were wrong.
I’ve seen a lot of that type of thinking. If every single person in a particular scientific field doesn’t agree with every single other person in that field on everything, then you can’t trust the vast majority. You should go by the few voices, or even lone voice, who disagree.
Below is my response.
This is how science works.
When AIDS was headline news, one researcher reported that they believed that AIDS/HIV, contrary to the standard scientific belief, was spread by casual contact. At the same time, another researcher reported that they believed AIDS/HIV was not communicable.
That’s science. Science is never absolute–if a belief becomes absolute, it’s no longer science, it’s religion. There should always be someone knowledgeable challenging the established thought–that’s how progress is made.
But when it comes to people’s lives, people in the medical field in various parts of the world are trained to follow the best and most supported medical information. They are trained to save lives. Thus even though someone purports to have evidence that drinking gasoline is good for you, doctors and nurses don’t tell their patients to drink gasoline. And even though it’s possible that a bullet shot through the cranium can help remove a cancerous tumor, they don’t start shooting patients in the head.
The overwhelming evidence is that vaccines save lives.
On a related note, after posting the above I created and added Alden’s Obscure Facts no.362 below.
Covid-19 face made by A.L.; feel free to use it if you want to.
Alden’s Obscure Facts no. 362 is under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license.
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