The “Booster” mentality that plagues us

“When vaccines don’t work so well, the solution is to give multiple doses, or boosters.” — Nancy Shute, NPR
 
It is precisely this kind of unscientific thinking that constantly gets us into trouble. It is linear thinking at its finest, and it is the clearest sign of a shallow mind. Sadly, it is the sort of thinking that pervades our medical and public health communities. Yes, ladies and gentlemen… we have a serious dilemma here.
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