This is what bothers me about the antivax claims - people seize onto some rare occurrence, like one severe reaction out of a million doses given, and point to that as evidence vaccines are terrible. That's about as convincing and useful as personal antidotes and misrepresented science pulled from some random internet post.
I really don't know what to do at this point. I can keep trying to refute bad science but all that does is make me look like an asshole because people hate education now. I don't resent those who know more than I do about subjects they've studied for years so I can't get my head around this mindset. I want to hear facts from researchers, not the opinions of people who have never set foot in a lab and not the opinions of the recognized nutters and resentful jerks of the scientific community. Don't even try to show me trash from a conspiracy website and pass it off as facts. I'm not a idiot.
What's even more confusing for me is that the right to go unprotected and disrupt attempts to control a novel virus is being painted as an important human rights movement. I'm not a "sheep" who does what she's told. I don't know how many of you have been active in protest movements but I have, and I'm not talking about the recent BLM marches. I've been out there in places where it's only the fringe making noise for disadvantage persons, the environment, distribution of wealth, access to basic needs and animal welfare. To me, human rights worth fighting for involve safe housing, food, the right to vote, educational opportunities, a life without war or famine. Entitled people whining about vaccines - and getting vaxxed is not just about you, it's about safety for society as a whole - piss me off. It's selfish and childish. Learn what real problems are.