Wise Old Man wrote:
For those TRULY interested in science and not propaganda….protection against the dominant variant in the world, delta, is not as good with prior natural infection as vaccination. The Cleveland Clinic study cited by others was prior to delta. Follow the science. If you do, you know that Hocker, and everybody else should get vaccinated regardless if they had the virus before.
Ok. You as a science expert say it now appears that the Delta variant is dangerous to someone like Hocker. But how in the world was he supposed to know that 6 weeks ago when he was planning this all out?
People act like it was OBVIOUS he was endangering the world by not being vaccinated in the middle of a season where he was trying to make the Olympics. Far from it. Delta wasn't even a major concern when the vaccines opened up for people his age in Oregon - which probably would have been the best time for him to get it.
People following the science knew that Delta (B.1.617.2) was a big problem 6 weeks ago. From June 8, two weeks before the Olympic trials: https://yourlocalepidemiologist.substack.com/p/delta-variant-the-uk-and-implications.