September 12th, 2021

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She makes sense to me; but what a smarter journalist could have asked her is whether she isn't being too binary in her assessment. Vaccines do not prevent transmission, she says; which is true; but do they decrease the rate of transmission at all? If yes, then is this reduction sufficient to recommend vaccine mandates (or, which would be much more interesting, what would be the thought process that goes into deciding of whether to vaccinate a given population)?

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Not that I care about this argument one way or the other; I am not a computer scientist, and thus am not particularly invested in the nuances of the definitions; but I wonder whether this pressing need to say that HTML or CSS is a programming language is developers' equivalent of math teachers' quest of coming up with a scenario in which two and two would make five in the interest of inclusion, or equity, or god knows what.