“But the science is so new. Better hunker down and mask up until our leaders work it out” 🤣
The only things that are new, with great scientific and public health uncertainty, are public masking, quarantining the healthy en masse, and vaccinating the world with experimental vaccines.
❌ Please don’t conflate this grave uncertainty with our pre-COVID understanding as it relates to viral infections, epidemic lifecycles, immune system function, T cells, and effective herd immunity.
🧑🏻🔬 Other than the surprise onset of this pandemic, nothing else has been a surprise to honest experts in these respective fields. And why should it – we’ve had 200 years of scientific research in these disciplines.
🖍 It’s not like everything up to 2020 was rudimentary paint-by-numbers science using cave art and abacuses.
😵 The surprises this year have been about the return of medieval anti-science. The only thing unprecedented this year has been the sophistication of propaganda in use, and the publics willingness to go along with it all without question.
🤦🏻♂️” The science is new” – come on people.
Don’t be so gullible to this ‘problem, reaction, solution’ technocratic sales pitch.
🧙♂️ The ugly reality is science and maths are like a black box to most people. It’s like voodoo.
🧟♂️ Because most of us our humbled by how little we know as individuals scientifically, we appeal to authority who… quite frankly, can say anything… and they know 80%+ will believe it.
We’re learning fast, but we already know enough
I’m not denying we are learning new things at breakneck speed – especially as it relates to AI & automation.
🧸 But, the knowledge we needed to understand and predict the behaviour of this epidemic on the population is child’s play to honest subject matter experts.
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