"I'm no epidemiologist," writes Slater.
The eleven-time world surfing champion, the greatest surfer who’s ever lived etc, Kelly Slater, is leveraging his formidable social media platforms to create what he hopes, naively I would suggest, a non-politicised debate around the use of vaccines to fight COVID-19 and its sequels.
The British pharmacologist Michael Yeadon, a former VP of Pfizer, the makers of a popular COVID-19 vaccine, has become the poster-boy of anti-vaxxers for his belief that there’s gonna be a few side effects we don’t know about yet.
On Instagram, Slater posted an excerpt from an article Yeadon wrote for Daily Sceptic last October,
“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 also don’t set about planing to vaccinate millions of fit and healthy people with a vaccine that hasn’t been extensively tested on human subjects.”
Adding an addendum Slater writes,
“Something to ponder. But I’m no epidemiologist.”
In a story from March, news agency Reuters tore hell out of Yeadon and his claims etc.