A cruise ship just docked in Belize. Every crew member and every passenger over the age of 12 was vaccinated. Every living soul on board was tested and shown not to have COVID in the 72 hours prior to sailing. By the time the ship had entered port in Belize City, 27 passengers had COVID. All 27 were vaccinated, had mild or no symptoms, and were in isolation, according to the statement. The tourism board said 99.98% of the ship’s crew was vaccinated, as well as 96.5% of its passengers. Passengers are required to wear masks while they are inside of common areas.
How you view the above paragraph has become a litmus test of your politics. You either believe that this is evidence that vaccines and masking aren’t effective, or you find yourself believing that these steps are keeping the people who are ill from experiencing more severe symptoms.
I think that, if you tell me which camp you fall into, I can predict your political leanings on almost any other controversial subject with 90% certainty.