Science and COVID-19

COVID-19

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.

An opinion of an individual member of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the whole family.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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11 Responses to Science and COVID-19

  1. Pet Girl says:

    How can you not trust a virus with a happy face? 😛

  2. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    We’ve lost so many people needlessly. There is a time for science and a time for religion. Everything has its season. Religion and science can work together to keep people healthy.

    And the human body is beautiful. There’s no need to keep it hidden.

  3. Dr. Sinister Craven says:

    Some people have no understanding of science. And it’s getting worse. There’s observation, research, hypothesis, experiment, analysis, conclusion, which gets others starting with their own observations. It doesn’t stop. People think one person has an idea, and then make that fact.

  4. Miley Spears says:

    People don’t want to believe the truth. They want to believe conspiracy theories. It doesn’t matter if it makes no sense whatsoever. They believe what they want to believe, even if it it kills them.

    Did you see this? Gov. Abbott tested positive for COVID!

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/texas-gov-greg-abbott-tests-positive-for-covid-19-experiencing-no-symptoms/ar-AANqJPb

  5. Sure. The long term effects will be kicking in when it is too late. And you can’t sue anyway, they made sure of that when they recategorized a “gene therapy treatment” as a “vaccine” – the better to fit it into the outrageous legislation protecting ALL vaxes from liability.

  6. Charles P. says:

    Vaccines are a FRAUD! You can never trust the MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT!!! And you want everbody going around NAKED??

  7. Miley Spears says:

    Marvelous poster. I didn’t see that when I first commented!

    Really it’s sexist. Why can men and boys walk around in public with their chests uncovered, but women and girls can’t?

  8. Dharma says:

    I’m sure this will start a new fashion.

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  10. Cot says:

    Usually I like to critisize but now I really agree with every word and I have even nothing to addcomment more.

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