Scott Adams is taking heat in some corners of the Internet for this tweet:
Adams’ critics — predictably — are making all sorts of unrealistic assumptions regarding his fairly innocuous observation. One in particular takes him to task for glossing over various vaccination risks that were much discussed early in the pandemic.
The critics appear to think that we are soon to learn that the Covid-19 vaccination program was a big failure. I doubt anything like that will happen in the near future. Ten years from now, perhaps, but not imminently.
My own view, while decidedly incompetent, is that SARS-COV-2 has turned out to be much as a number of epidemiologists predicted two years ago, more or less indistinguishable from the severe influenzas to which humanity succumbs from time to time. I expect that the vaccines will eventually be shown to be of mixed value, helping some but harming others sufficiently to raise public health policy concerns. In the future, people will look back on Covid-19 the way Baby Boomers look back on crouching beneath their classroom desks during civil defense drills.