Jonathan Badger is a tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis. In a recent essay, Benjamin Kleinerman argues that there’s something askew in the current relationship of science to American politics. The insights of modern science are contingent, partial, and … Continue reading Science and Liberty in the Days of COVID
As a “science” that claims to be able to judge the best way to deliver vaccines to the public, why wouldn’t epidemiology have anticipated the effects of this pause on the infrastructure of vaccine delivery? Continue reading The J&J Disaster and the “science” of Epidemiology
Benjamin A. Kleinerman is the R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science at Baylor University. He is the Editor of The Constitutionalist. Illustration by Madeleine Kleinerman, Second Year Student, Emory University Throughout this pandemic, science has often been invoked as a … Continue reading Follow the Science?
Update: Although not definitive, this study would seem to supply some evidence for my claim. The pause on J&J shots because of an astronomically low risk rate is, I think, remarkably stupid. The chances of getting hit by lightning or winning the lottery are higher than the chance of a blood clot. Medicine always carries risks. The risks are typically much higher than 6 in one million. Although the American public might overrate such risks (they actually think the next ticket is the one that wins them the lottery), the “scientists” at the CDC should know better. Apparently, the people … Continue reading The Stupidity of the Johnson & Johnson Pause