Misinformation About COVID Vaccines And Pregnancy Took Root Early

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If you’re going to start a cult, it’s a good idea to get the stupids, the contrarians, and the religious on board as evangelists right away. That’s because stupid followers have stupid follower friends. They can introduce their disinformation at parties!
Like Amway.
Ain’t that right, Betsy DeVos?

The so-called Age of Information opened a lot of doors to the Age of Misinformation. We are now paying the price.


I have a family chock full of believers who know way more than the sciency types. If it comes down to a choice between listening to the guys who insists the earth is only 10,000 years old on the 700 Club or the guys from the CDC with the foreign sounding names, they always go with the guys who give them the best deal in the afterlife.


It’s not surprising that pregnant women responded to the “vaccine not tested on pregnant women so don’t take it” statements. These days pregnant women are told to avoid alcohol, tobacco, deli meat that isn’t heated up to 160 degrees, too much fat, etc… The list seems endless. An untested vaccination against a new virus seems far more risky than deli meat.

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“The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.”


“Never underestimate the stupidity of people in large groups.”


Which they seem to hurry themselves towards?


Many medical boards are loath to enforce scientific methodology be followed by doctors? #shamefulshamans

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