"can't soundclash" according to a VERY HARD MAN
Here you are, still pretending The Government and The Science were on the same side, when BJ repeatedly overruled or ignored the advice from SAGE.
i read almost all that thread. what i understood from it is that the public health world and the US government were trying to reduce the spread of dis/mis/information about covid and so on, and that they're tucked in pretty tight with the major social media platforms to do this. this doesn't seem particularly egregious to me, i assumed this kind of thing was going on anyway. i don't think there's much of an effort to hide it is there?
Another awful situation that came up this year was around a 15 year old unvaccinated girl. She had had covid three times and suffered a serious of strokes after the last infection. Her mother was trying to negotiate work from home as she needed to care for her daughter and she was also terrified of bringing covid home from her unmasked workplace and killing her child in the process.
Not vaccinating a 15-year old is not an error, given that one paper assessed vaccination to be a net negative below 45 years old, let alone 15; even Whitty told us that the decision involved accounting for each individual's 'risk ratio' (ie. nudged us to vax only those at elevated risk of severe illness) when it came to young people.