The Scientism of Getting Jabbed

Check out this article from FiveThirtyEighty: Even After Getting Vaccinated, You Could Still Infect Others.

Northwell Health Workers Receive First Doses Of Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine


I should be vaccinated why? To protect others? No. To protect myself. Turns out that’s the only (selfish) reason.

Maybe I don’t want to protect myself? My choice, right? Nuremberg. What difference does it make to you? Not your insurance premiums. Please. Too abstract.

CDC tells me that I should be vaccinated because, after all, you can never tell how coronavirus will affect you. But I do—if probability means anything to anybody. Given age and situation, the risk is known to me. If it’s not, then I should never fly in an airplane again.

Imagine the CDC telling you: You will never know whether you will die on a plane flight because people have been known to die in plane crashes. If I buy this I have a phobia and am in need of psychological intervention. Why? Because probability tells me that plane travel is safe. They also say that about vaccine injuries.

Is the CDC gaslighting me? Or does Big Pharma need some bucks? Both. The first is instrumental to the second.

What happened to “Listen to the science”?

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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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