Section 230 protections should not apply:
Flu season is coming up! Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 6, 2020
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The word “most” would more fairly be rendered as “some”–the young, those without co-morbidities, etc–and the word “far” probably shouldn’t be in there at all. But the points are all worthy of consideration. There are lots of influenza vaccinations. Their effectiveness varies and is never anything close to perfectly effective. Consequently, humans have learned to live with the flu just as we’ve learned to live with other coronaviruses.