If the New York Times can publish an article like this, and their readers can accept it as “news”, then our critical thinking ability is degrading at an alarming rate.
They present the following facts:
- There was an outbreak at a nursing home.
- Most of the people at that nursing home were vaccinated.
A natural question: Was the vaccine doing its job?
The obvious answer: Of course not. The fucking thing was never even purported to prevent transmission or infection, so why would such an incident be surprising?
The insane answer: The problem is that there was someone who wasn’t vaccinated; everyone needs to be vaccinated. Remember: we are at war with an invisible enemy that wants to kill us all: The Virus. People who refuse to be vaccinated are our enemies in this war.
I don’t have much more to say here; how about a quote from Voltaire:
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Edit: just after making the above post, I happened to discover this video, which seems quite relevant: