Manufacturing Dissent

The unrelenting emphasis on past cases of injustice by public health authorities might explain racial differences in attitudes toward COVID-19 vaccinations, argues our dissenting doctor in his City Journal column.

Is it not at least possible that the institutionalized emphasis on past injustices is actually one of the reasons for the disparities in uptake—and that further emphasis will only increase them? A deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association has been fired for daring to suggest as much, and the editor suspended for having allowed him to do so.

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