The possibility that new variants might be created by vaccines is a danger heightened by lockdowns. Research emerges to suggest sedentary lives thanks to shutdowns and COVID-19 vaccines ineffectual against ever-more-virulent mutant viruses of their own making could see those previously infected with COVID-19 and the vaccinated succumb to infection from variants.
Without high vaccination levels, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention won’t reach the levels it believes are needed to reach herd immunity. That might be a blessing in disguise.
Doug Ford inherited one of the industrialized world’s least capable health-care systems. A bad hand, he couldn’t have played any worse.
Don’t believe the polls showing another conservative victory in Ontario.
Regulating vaccines under the same liability regime as all other pharmaceuticals, and acknowledging problems as well as benefits associated with them, will likely lead to safer vaccines and a better informed public.
Why are America’s Tier 1A workers the most likely to refuse vaccination? Gallup, and numerous other surveys and reports, produce unexpected results.
When Ontario government models project how many lives lockdowns can save, they don’t count how many lives those lockdowns take, let alone the misery and the economic costs they inflict.
It would be foolhardy to base public policy decisions on the unrealistic prospect of a quick-fix vaccine.
Such an approach would inflect relatively little harm to the economy or to the financial security so important to our sense of well-being.
The debate being played out in Britain is unique; virologists in no other country, certainly not Canada, have brought this issue out in the open.