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Covid 4/15: Are We Seriously Doing This Again

Just calculated one answer to my question: for me as a 30 year old the chance of dying of Covid19 is about 200 / 1.000.000 - IF I get it. Currently in Berlin the chance of infecting myself is around 5% according to https://covid-o-mat.de - so these two possibilities multiplied are 0,0001 or 0,001 %. If I take Astra Zeneca my chance of getting a serious brain thrombosis seem similar. If you just look at these possibilities it seems more understandable why governments don't want to take the responsibility to advise younger people to take the vaccine. (In Germany I think I can still get it - on my own risk and after counselling a doctor). 

Covid 4/15: Are We Seriously Doing This Again

What weirds me out most about this is that we find this pattern in so many countries - this article states that 18 countries have halted the use of AstraZeneca. (As far as I know some have started again, others have limited the use to certain demographics and others have stopped its use all together).

Are they really all simply "COMPLETE MORONS" or is there a better explanation? 

Philosophy: A Diseased Discipline

Philosophy was for a long time the leading discipline and a cornerstone of the rationalistic ideals you lesswrong folks seem to follow - from Aristoteles to Kant to Wittgenstein. But then there is a growing number of philosophers who start questioning rationality itself or the attempt to create a "system" to explain everything. (From Nietzsche over Freud to Derrida or Foucault). 

For people who seem so concerned to ,figure it all out' based on rational thinking it baffles me, how little effort I see, to understand what fundamental flaws others have seen in the kind of thinking you base your entire project on. (Please correct me, if I have simply overseen this kind of earnest discussions or misunderstood the lesswrong way alltogether). 

Does it not make you wonder, that a smart cookie like Wittgenstein changed his mind about having once and for all logically solved the questions of 'what can be said sensibly' with his Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus?