Excellent analysis! I wanted to write a comment, but as usual it grew big enough to turn into a reaction on my own blog. Hope you’ll find it palatable enough: It's not how safe the vaccines are (rather, it’s about breaking trust by not telling people what the risks are). Thanks for inspiring me.
– Felix 2021-08-31 14:49 UTC
Well, then there’s also this:
Hi, if you are reading this essay then congratulations, you are still alive. And if you are alive, then you have either gotten the COVID-19 vaccine, or you still have the opportunity to get the vaccine against COVID-19. And holy fuck, if you aren’t fucking vaccinated against COVID-19, then you need to get fucking vaccinated right now. I mean, what the fuck? Fuck you. Get vaccinated. Fuck. – Oh My Fucking God, Get the Fucking Vaccine Already, You Fucking Fucks, by Wendy Molyneux, for McSweeney’s
It maintains that tone throughout the article. When I’m overwhelmed by the feeling of being surrounded by people that can’t wear masks, and I wonder how they do their taxes, I sometimes think that perhaps rational arguments just don’t cut it and that Word Magic might be quicker and more effective.
– Alex 2021-09-03 22:42 UTC