Do unvaccinated people need to be counseled to drive slower?

“A new level of stupidity. An important paper came out yesterday, but not for the reason the authors think. Redelmeier and colleagues find that unvaccinated people are more likely to end up in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) than vaccinated people. Let me be clear: it is ridiculous to think that lipid wrapped mRNA spike template could lower car accidents, so the only plausible explanation is that people who get vaccinated are more precautious: they may drive less, more safety, in cars that have more safety features, etc. This finding only tells you that the 2 groups are not comparable. They are different in ways other than vaccination.”

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Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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