…that actual science is about skepticism, about diligently questioning one’s assumptions, about relentlessly searching for the facts on either side of them, pro or con.
All of that being said?
I’m astounded at how many of my knee-jerk responses to Covid turned out to be scientifically valid.
Natural immunity is significant and long-lasting.
The virus is spread via the air – not surface contact.
And the latest among them? The J&J vaccine appears, despite some early hysteria from the US government, to be the better bet against Delta – in addition to its initial sales pitch, it’s efficacy against hospitalization and serious symptoms (which, having reason to believe that natural immunity was itself a serious hedge against infection, was my biggest goal), appears to be better at allaying the Delta Variant than Moderna or Pfizer.
It’s not quite a Berg’s Law, but it’s getting there.