In the COVID pandemic, we saw people dismiss commonly held beliefs and centuries-old knowledge in favor of the “latest science.”
An article in Just the News today discusses how blindly following the trend science of COVID-19 has had serious repercussions, especially for children:
Societies that tried to avoid COVID have “far less recently acquired immunity” and now face “wonkiness” in immune responses to routinely circulating pathogens, epidemics journalist and onetime CDC embed Helen Braswell wrote in health publisher STAT last week.
The evasion strategy may help explain the untimely surges of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in kids last summer and this spring’s flu hospitalizations, as well as monkeypox’s spread far beyond Africa, she said. . .
Dutch scientists told STAT that children are at particular risk because so many have barely had microbial exposure beyond their households.
We used to recognize that exposing, not shielding, children to the world is what builds strong immune systems.