So true.The plain truth is that recognizing medicine generally as a tremendous public good, whilst also accepting that some medicines are and have historically been over-prescribed to public detriment, are not contradictory positions to hold simultaneously.
Anti-science/anti-med people often do the 'ol "but a google search shows someone had a bad reaction to it, so I'm not getting it".
If that's the case, every one of these people should be starving from hunger and never get any med in life because everything you ingest surely has had someone among the billions of people get sick from it. Even if it's a bag of chips or tap water (Flint Michigan brown water), there's always a risk of someone getting ill.
Volvo cars are always supposed to be 5-star rating safety behemoths. I'm sure their cars have recalls too for faulty parts. Doesn't mean suddenly they are 1-star cars to avoid.
It's like every one of them suddenly got medical degrees overnight since Jan 2020 from the University of Facebook News Feeds and Doctor Backdoor Alley.
Buy a car, and just about everyone goes to a brand's official dealership. Not many people test their luck from a used car salesman from those small sketchy car lots you see selling who knows what. But when it comes to meds and vax, they'd rather trust an opinion from a guy doing it out of his garage than docs and gov.