The hot lots problem
With Elon Musk releasing conservative pundits from Twitter jail, you’ll find on the app an increasing number of user-generated instant polls. The typical question is: What was the most appalling act by government and public health over the last few years? The choices are usually: a) Lockdowns, b) Vaccine mandates, c) Business/school closures, d) Forced masking.
My finger always hovers for a moment over locking healthy people in their own homes. However, the requirement that a person get vaccinated to keep his or her job — i.e., forced medical experimentation — is a war crime. How do I know? Here is point number 1 of the Nuremberg Code:
1. The voluntary consent of the human subject is absolutely essential.
This means that the person involved should have legal capacity to give consent; should be so situated as to be able to exercise free power of choice, without the intervention of any element of force, fraud, deceit, duress, overreaching, or other ulterior form of constraint or coercion.
Surely the threat of having your family thrown out into the streets is an element of duress, and a form of coercion, if there ever was one.
Right wing Twitter has been at odds over how to handle vaccine mandates. One camp says comply if you must, resist when you can. In other words, the risk of a financial calamity if you’re fired is 100%, while the chance of you experiencing a severe vaccine-related adverse event is somewhat less. The other camp says, resist always, even to the point of refusing to use a fake vaccine card. This camp says that faked compliance looks the same as enthusiastic compliance, so your fake card does nothing for the cause.
My problem with the purists’ camp is that while you may not care if you have to scavenge for food in a dumpster, your kids might. Also, it’s one thing when the #1 tennis player in the world takes a stand against the clot shot, and embarrasses the Build Back Better crowd with his relentless health and mastery. On the other hand, HR is less invested in your principled stand.
My opinion is that it doesn’t matter how you avoid the shots, just that you do. Now comes the hot lots problem. The mRNA solution is created in large vats. You can’t stir the vat without damaging the mRNA particles, so the lipids that contain the mRNA molecules float to the top of the vat. Vials are filled from the bottom of the vat. People who get a vial filled with liquid from the bottom of the vat receive no mRNA, while people whose vial is filled from the top get an enormous load. There has been no quality control in the mad rush to market, and there may be no solution to this issue ever. In short, the risk of vaccine injury might come down to where you are standing in line.
One tweet I read about children and the vaccine pointed out how arbitrary the dosing is for the youngest recipients. On the day before his 12th birthday, a young boy will get 50 mcg of Moderna; on the next day he gets 100. Yes that’s nuts. But in reality, the fundamental problem is that we don’t know what dose he’s being injected with at all.