I watched the video. Hassan has lost credibility. He pushed the same line of reasoning with Trump supporters. There is no attempt to even understand what others are saying. There is one position, which is gospel truth, and everyone else is just a crazy "anti-vaxer" subject to cult-like mind control and conspiracy theories.
Hassan said in the video that we have to be driven by facts. You can visit the FDA website and read the biologic license document given to Pfizer. You can see, in the document, the dates, how fast it was rushed through. You can see that they skipped the public comment period for the original approval. You can see all the normal tests that have been bypassed, and the FDA's recommendation that Pfizer do those trials as soon as possible.
Also, you can browse the public data in VAERS. You can see the patterns of side-effects coming out. These are facts.
It is really clear : This topic has been politicized, and Hassan is part of that politicization.
From what I have read of the comments by those who are anti-vaxers, climate change deniers, and who think smoking tobacco is not a health hazard, their mindset regarding those ideas (including the way they determine what information sources are reliable) and the way they spread their views are like those of young earth creationists (and others who reject that biological evolution is a fact), people in religious cults, people who believe space aliens have visited Earth and abducted humans, people who denigrate science (even referring to it as a cult), and people with far 'right'-wing ultraconservative political views.I am an atheist. I think smoking is unhealthy. I believe evolution is responsible for bio-diversity. I don't believe in space aliens abducting people. I believe in science. Science is a process, not a conclusion. Also, I am fully vaccinated.
Yet, I don't agree with vaccine mandates. I argue in favor of people refusing. I understand the good reasons, based on facts, that cause people to be hesitant (see above). Also, I have personally experienced some of the side effects of the vaccine. Some of my friends in a much more serious way.
So - try to square that circle.
It has been more than 4 months since I took my first Covid-19 mRNA based vaccine dose and according to a number of blog/forum posts by anti-Covid-19 vaxers I should be dead by now or at least in horrible health. Yet, here I am with still excellent health (including normal blood pressure, normal heart rate, normal respiration, and normal healthy body weight) despite being over age 50. About 85-90% of the people at my place of work (of about 500 people) are fully vaccinated from Covid-19, but according to many blog posts by anti-Covid-19 vaxers they should all be dead now or in terrible health as a result of the vaccine, yet the vaccine has not caused them any harm (at least none that anyone knows about). Likewise my sister and my elderly mother took the same Covid-19 vaccine as I did and they tell me they have not detected any adverse health effects from the vaccine (other than the initial soreness at the vaccine injection site).
My parents, nearly in their 80s, have received three doses - two Pfizer, and one Moderna booster. Nevermind that the FDA doc (if you look says mixing them is not approved, doctors are doing it), and they are fine too. Amazing! No side effects at all. On the other hand, my son's friend (13) took the second Pfizer dose and had his face swell to the point he couldn't see, and he puked for the next 24 hours.
The "anti-vaxers" are not saying that you are going to be dead in 4 weeks. They are pointing to real-life, factual, reporting of side-effects, experienced by real people in VAERS. Its not just about the number of reports, but when patterns around the side-effects begin to form, the reasonable (ANTI-CULT) behavior would be to take note. Or do you think your two-year study of philosophy and logic disagree?