Does any particular Covid vaccine do more harm than it prevents? If so, in what situations?
The fog of claim and counterclaim, emotive language etc leaves us groping for the truth, or at least for the detailed judgment of the person or organisation making the assertions. Perhaps a colder, number-based approach would help.
I give below a sketch of how we might describe and (when we have enough data) test the stance of any pundit, health expert or conspiracy theorist.
There could be more categories/grids, e.g. pregnant women, people with immune systems weakened by illness or chemotherapy, possibly different ethnic groups or blood types, social class etc; but let's start fairly simply.
In each box, let's put in two figures, the first for the risk involved in taking Vaccine X, the second for the risk involved in being infected while having previously remained unvaccinated, however mildly or seriously (we shall assume that sooner or later everyone will be exposed to the virus.)
Would a picture emerge, suggesting when (if at all) it would do less harm to stay un-jabbed?
What would your figures look like?