Pardon me for a moment while I wander through some stuff...
When I was a kid, they were saying we were entering a new ice age and we should all panic. By the time I was a teen, they said the planet was heating up and we should all panic. Now, it's 'climate change' is bad and everything bad weather-wise is caused by man but nothing good weather-wise is, so we should continue to panic.
When I was a kid, they were saying eggs were bad for you and we should all stop eating them. Later, egg whites weren't so bad, but the yolks were awful for you, so stop eating those. Then egg yolks were okay if you only eat a little of them. Now, eggs are super foods. Eat away.
When I was a kid, fats from dairy products were bad - whole milk, cheese, ice cream - and you should stop eating those. Today, I read an article that said studies now show fats from dairy products can actually prevent cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
There's a hole in the ozone layer, we should all panic and ban CFCs. Oh, wait, there's always been a hole in the ozone layer and it fluctuates... we'll just stop talking about that. But we'll keep the ban on the CFCs cuz we don't like those, even though they work better and make our lives easier.
DDT is an evil thing and it's killing baby birdies, so we should panic and get that horrible stuff outlawed. Except the data was faked, no birdies were dying, and it never harmed people. Well, we'll still keep that outlawed even though it worked really well and without it, tons of people are dying of mosquito-born illnesses.
These days, they keep talking about following the science. Well, they don't actually have a good track record over the course of my lifetime, so what science should I follow exactly? The science of today? The science of yesterday? Which scientists? The government paid ones? The lone outliers?
They're also saying 'the science is settled'. That phrase alone should send you running for the hills. Science, such as it is, is never truly settled. Hell, their own track record on that proves science is never settled.
It really makes me wonder what else they've said over the years that is patently untrue. Long before I was born, cigarettes were okay. In fact, doctors were recommending them. Now, they're spawned from the depths of hell and no one should ever smoke one lest they be cast into the pit of unholiness. Is it true? :shrug: Mom's been smoking since 1958 and she seems fine. Dad smoked since he was 10 - unfiltered for a large part of those years - and not one of his ailments was ever related back to his smoking. Yet, Hubs' best friend never smoked a day in his life and he died from esophageal cancer. I had an aunt who never smoked, but she died of cancer, too. (Lung, I think, but I can never remember for sure.)
Hell, they said being out in the sun was bad for you and would give you skin cancer. Now so many people spend so much time out of the sun, they're suffering from a lack of vitamin D and calcium. (You need the sun to process vitamin D and you need vitamin D to process calcium.)
All that's anecdotal of course, but it makes me wonder. And science is actually supposed to be about wondering and questioning and thinking about possibilities and stuff.
So, now we're here in the 'rona ages. In roughly 18 months we went from 'it'll kill you' to 'it might kill you, but it will kill kids and old people' to 'it'll definitely kill old people' to god knows what. The truth? It kills some people, especially if they're old, infirm, or obese (usually a combination of those things). But according to them, we all need to get the vaccine and mask up anyway. (The social distancing thing seems to have been dropped somewhere along the way. Personally, I want people to stay 6 feet away from me whether there's a virus around or not.)
What's the point of all this? :shrug: Question everything, perhaps? Especially if something sounds hinky or feels off. Follow the money, think about the motives, consider the sources, and do your own research. It's hard work, which can be scary, but it's definitely less scary than the world they're presenting to us.
And don't take my word for it either. If anything I've said in this post, or any other, seems off to you, do your own research. Just don't come back here to argue with me about it. I'm so over arguing with anyone about anything.