Paul, May 16, 23:53, #53655:
– “Your contention, or inference, that this is a six-of-one and half a dozen of the other does not match up with reality”
That isn’t my contention; it just takes so long to express everything. Big Pharma only has to distort lots of little bits, because it has by far the larger platform, by far the greater power, a massive team doing genuine research (though out-funded by their marketing divisions), and it even owns publishing platforms. The anti-vaxxers tend to sensationalise, partly because they’re scared, and partly because, unable to afford a massive research output, they instead frame appeals to emotion based on scanty and less rigorous evidence.
My analogy for this is a bit like a long lever. At one end, much force but little movement, at the other, much movement but little force.
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