Sam Harris Challenges Widespread Criticism of Vaccines: "The Decision Should Not Be Taken Lightly"

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In an interview with Tom Bilyeu on "Impact Theory," atheist Sam Harris discussed the potential dangers of blanket condemnation of vaccines. ...

Irma Estes

Irma Estes

10 August 2023 7:00 am

Sam Harris Challenges Widespread Criticism of Vaccines:

In an interview with Tom Bilyeu on "Impact Theory," atheist Sam Harris discussed the potential dangers of blanket condemnation of vaccines.

Harris, who has previously criticized Robert F. Kennedy for his stance against vaccines, emphasized the importance of considering the evidence and not dismissing vaccines entirely.

He also mentioned the efforts to bury news about Hunter Biden's laptop before the 2020 election, but it is unclear how this topic relates to the discussion on vaccines.

The speaker believes that the decision on what to do with the information about Trump and the election is a difficult one.

They argue that if the stakes are raised and the information becomes more dubious, then the decision changes.

They suggest that the decision should be based on a pragmatic balancing of what is true and what the stakes are.

In a conversation, someone questions the ethics of mandating the mRNA vaccine for COVID-19.

The other person acknowledges that in hindsight, it may seem wrong, but suggests that changing certain factors could alter one's ethical and political perspectives on the matter.

The content suggests that the speaker is discussing the potential ways to make a vaccine more effective in blocking transmission of a virus.

They theorize that making the virus more dangerous and preferentially targeting children could be a way to achieve this.

The speaker is expressing concern about individuals choosing not to get vaccinated and the potential risks it poses to others, particularly children.

They argue that while people may believe they have the right to make choices about their own bodies, in the case of a highly deadly and contagious pathogen, such as airborne Ebola with a high mortality rate, that choice should no longer be allowed.

The speaker suggests that in such a scenario, authorities should intervene and forcibly vaccinate individuals to prevent the spread of the disease.

The speaker in the provided statement is expressing agreement with the idea that a truly safe vaccine should have no documented cases of vaccine injury.

They believe that increasing the lethality of the pathogen and the effectiveness of the vaccine, while decreasing the risk of the vaccine, would lead to the development of such a safe vaccine.

The person being quoted in the content is asserting that anyone who is hesitant about getting vaccinated in the current environment is "completely crazy."

They argue that there should be no tolerance for differing opinions on vaccination because the situation is an emergency, with bodies of children piling up in parks.

They also mention the availability of a vaccine that is effective.

The content provided is a quote from an unidentified person expressing concern about vaccine skepticism.

The person references RFK Jr., who apparently made a statement on Joe Rogan's podcast suggesting hesitancy towards getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

The speaker expresses worry about a world where people are hesitant to get vaccinated, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

They argue that if children were the primary victims of the virus, there would be less tolerance for vaccine skepticism.

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