Experts Fail to Communicate Vaccine Benefits and Risks Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
- Vaccines can be beneficial to society
- Vaccines may not always be perfectly sterilizing, but they can still reduce transmission of Covid-19
- People who cannot get vaccinated still need protection
- Rationality is necessary when deciding whether or not to get vaccinated
- There are safety concerns related to the MRNA vaccines, especially for young men
- Natural immunity has increased and the virus has evolved, making some less worried about getting COVID-19
- Brett Weinstein and the speaker disagree about how much things have shifted
- Experts failed at communicating, rather than doing.
The Crux of the Climate and Covid Debate: 97% Consensus, Resistance to Dogmatism, and Eroding Trust in Institutions
- Brett and the speaker had different experts who they followed
- A 97% consensus exists among climate scientists, so it is wise to defer to that
- Institutions have lost trust due to transparency of information ecosystems
- To fight a war, society must be willing to do what is necessary despite potential negative optics
- Voices like the speaker’s are important in resisting dogmatism and binary thinking
- The jury is still out on many aspects of Covid-19 such as safety of vaccines, testing effectiveness, mask efficacy, and lockdowns
- There needs to be better communication from trusted persons aggregating facts and considering conspiracy theories in order for society to accept necessary measures.
Navigating Professional Relationships: An Exploration of Experiences With Notable Figures
- One should reach out to a friend, acquaintance, or colleague in private if they are behaving badly in public
- But one should be aware of the professional and personal pressures that come with such scenarios
- This was demonstrated through experiences with Kanye West, Elon Musk, and Brett
- However, one should make more effort to reach out to them first rather than speaking publicly about them.