We may not all agree on the value of modernist architecture but every surfer around the globe knows, for a fact, that Kelly Slater is the world’s greatest. 11 professional surfing championships, a face no supermodel or actress will deny, style, smarts, a heart for the environment.
When Kelly talks we listen and, yesterday, he delivered his long-awaited thoughts on the Covid-19 vaccines being rushed into production.
I don’t need to remind you of the current pandemic, of Operation Warp Speed that cut traditional regulations and is speeding preventative medicines to a weary public.
But what does Kelly feel?
In a strongly worded Instagram post, he quoted pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s former Chief Science Officer Dr. Mike Yeadon…
There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines. You do not vaccinate people who aren’t at risk from a disease. You don’t set about planning to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.
…adding Something to ponder. But I’m no epidemiologist.
Something to ponder indeed.
Dr. Yeadon has been making the interview rounds, of late, throwing much shade on the pandemic, saying that almost all tests for Covid-19 are false positives and, “Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened. Of course people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season…but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.”
Thought provoking but back to Kelly not being an epidemiologist… I feel if he put his mind to it he would be the world’s greatest. I feel he would win 11 epidemiological titles with only a brief challenge, in the middle of his run, from Michelle Bachelet.
But what do you think?