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Some public health officials are presenting one-sided and, sometimes, inaccurate information in an attempt to push as many people as possible to get the Covid-19 vaccine.
It seems clear theses officials believe they need to do so to meet their goals, and those of the vaccine industry.
The media assists with weirdly one-sided reporting that pretends as though there are only benefits to vaccination, ignores natural immunity, and pretends there are no incidences of side effects from vaccination.
It's contrary to how any normal news story used to be covered.
Today, there is no time or space given to full scientific studies and views if they are not in line with what the government and vaccine industry are promoting.
News personalities and reporters openly serve as advocates for one side in controversies rather than presenters of information.
Rare instances of healthy people dying of Covid are given great prominence-- as long as the victims were unvaccinated. Stories of people who get sick and regret not getting vaccinated are also reported in a one-sided fashion and given great attention.
Never is there a balance of viewpoints or stories highlighting the majority of people who recover from Covid-19, or who get it and have no symptoms, or are who are injured by the vaccine and regret their decision to get vaccinated.
What the public health officials and media fail to grasp is that the very strategy they're using to try to convince the public to get vaccinated ends up making many people skeptical of the advice and of vaccination when they otherwise might not have been.
Millions of Americans are reading studies that don't get much publicity, have doctors who are giving them information contrary to the public health narrative, and are using their own common sense.
So they recognize they are only getting part of the story in much of the media and from public health officials.
That makes them wonder: what else are these entities hiding? They become skeptical of everything.
Public health officials haven't figured out that even with a great deal of censorship of factual information that's contrary to the government-vaccine narrative, people still seek knowledge and have ways to get impartial information.
Instead of advocating for one path only in the face of emerging science or scientific controversies, public health officials and the media should take care to acknowledge what's disputed and what's unknown.
The best way to build confidence in public health advice, and to repair the damage in confidence, is for public health officials to be forthright and accurate in presenting information.
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