The Wokescolds Have Lost Their Claim on Science

It’s ironic that the public is asked to tolerate vaccine injuries among the few for the sake of the masses, by producing herd immunity, yet during the COVID-19 pandemic the masses are asked to forego herd immunity for the sake of a few. 

Before there was a vaccine for chicken pox many parents made sure their kids got it so that the risk to adults who had not gotten it would face less risk. And the parents benefitted, as well, as their immune systems got a boost. 

Chicken pox is not fun. And it’s not risk free. Some kids develop serious complications. But we were infected as kids because the disease was a lot more serious among adults. And not a few adults. Get it now so you don’t get it later. 

COVID-19, like influenza, is a risky proposition for older people. If we want to protect people in the future, then we need herd immunity to this disease now. We also need this now so people will be healthy to go about their lives. We live in an economy where we depend on people being at work. We need healthy children and adults to get this disease and carry the antibodies.

People like to come back and say that it is unclear that this disease produces antibodies. They add to the horror of the unknown about the virus when they say this. But why is this claim useful? Since the vast majority of people survive this infection—most don’t even know they have it—there is nothing to lose by treating it like other viruses.

I am continually amazed by the public policies of so many countries surrounding this event. The time to contain the virus was before it left central China. Once it was out, the only thing to do was to protect the vulnerable and let it blow through the population. We should not have closed down our schools.

It’s as if world governments acquired a strange tunnel vision. There was no thinking about the future. There was no big picture thinking. They forgot the basic science of infectious diseases. That we have immune systems.

Make sure to note this. Put it in your journal. It’s the left-liberals and progressives, those who claim to be the scientifically-minded ones, who make fun of conservatives, who got this the most wrong. They’re the ones on Facebook shaming people for not staying home or not wearing masks when they go out. They’re the ones who are demanding people sacrifice liberty for the sake of their poor understanding of science and penchant for overreacting to the realities of the world.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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