CNN appears quite shocked that Dept. of Health guidance in Florida suggests the Covid-19 vaccine might not benefit healthy 5 to 17 year olds. Read it here.
If we were honest, it might do some good. It might even foster some good will among those reluctant to follow various Covid guidelines, including the Covid shots. If we admitted that the vaccines clearly have underperformed, that their effectiveness tends to ebb and flow based on the latest virus variants, and that obviously if we've missed those marks, we can't be sure if there are long term side effects, at least that would be honest.
But like most things today, especially if they are glommed onto by our mass corporate media industries, it's a case of shouting down and name calling. Or, if possible, bringing in the crushing hand of government - or worse, corporate - retaliation against any who would question the latest dogma.
Covid has been a mess, make no mistake. Admitting that might be the first step in a long walk to bring people back to some semblance of trust in the institutions that have repeatedly dropped the ball. If, in fact, that is what we want to happen.