Brown University economics professor Emily Oster is under fire for daring to look at the data on Covid-19 and coming to the conclusion that it’s safe to go on vacation this summer with unvaccinated kids:

“Kids are low risk. Go ahead and plan the summer,” she wrote:

Well, duh:

Her point is that “the central goal of vaccination is preventing serious illness and death” and “from this standpoint, being a child is a really great vaccine”:

But she’s faced a ton of criticism over it. For example:

And this thread from Dr. Jennifer Gunter:

But Oster is not backing down.

First of all, she’s not alone in this conclusion as health experts agree with her:

And it’s not like she’s some sort of Covid-denier. Here she was last summer saying Texas, Florida and Arizona should have been totally shut down:

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