It is hard to separate fact from fiction these days on any number of subject. The ongoing ‘the-you-know-what’ : … treatments are certainly one of those subjects.
Since the rollout of the ‘the-you-know-what’ : … we have learned that of number of purported ‘the-you-know-what’ : … benefits have turned out to be incorrect. For instance, we now know the following:
Last year they said if got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … you can’t catch the virus. Now we know that is incorrect.
They said so-called ‘breakthrough infections’ (i.e. infections among the people who got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … ) were rare. We now know that is not correct.
They said if you got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … you cannot spread the virus. That’s not correct either. Let’s not forget that people that discussed this fact were labeled ‘conspiracy theorists’ and were often de-platformed from various social media outlets.
They said ‘the-you-know-what’ : … immunity was much better and longer lasting than natural immunity post-infection. Now we know the opposite is true.
And, if someone said they believe the virus more likely escaped from a lab than from an animal…that person was also called a conspiracy theorist and was de-platformed. Many experts now think lab-leak was the more likely scenario. Even the highly respected Jeffrey Sachs said this:
“I chaired the commission for the Lancet for 2 years on Covid. I’m pretty convinced it came out of a US lab of biotechnology […] We don’t know for sure but there is enough evidence. [However] it’s not being investigated, not in the US, not anywhere.”
Meanwhile, one of the most critical purported benefits of the ‘the-you-know-what’ : … is that if you got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … , you are protected against severe illness and death, Well, the jury may still be out on this one. It is a fact that many people who got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … and boosted individuals are now dying from covid. The statistics indicating this could be being misinterpreted by some not taking into account many other possible factors, including the ages of those dying, the possibility that the folks that got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … are being less careful than the people who got ‘the-you-know-what’ : … ….as well as other factors. But the takeaway is that it is hard to know for sure what the facts are nor what we we learn down the road.
And, complicating the quest for the truth is the fact that the large pharmaceutical companies are among the largest advertisers on television making it is unlikely (IMHO) we are not going to hear too many stories that question the effectiveness of the ‘the-you-know-what’ : … . It’s hard to imagine the TV companies want to piss of their largest advertisers. Time will tell where all this goes…