- Jul 15, 2016
But the reservations should be based on knowledge and understanding, not unsubstantiated feelings. The approach being taken is not scattershot. To characterize vaccine trials as stuff being "thrown against the wall and seeing if it sticks" demonstrates a fundamental lack of understanding about the science being employed.I don't think it is irrational to have reservations about being quick to line up.
It's one thing to say, "I have reservations about the vaccine because the population studied involved 40,000 Caucasian people, half of whom were given a placebo and none of whom were over age 60, whereas I'm a 72-year-old Asian and I have a potentially complicating immune disorder that affects fewer than 1 in 30,000 people" but it's completely different to say, "gosh, I just feel this all happened too fast, I don't trust it" with no deeper inspection of the facts and procedures involved.