A little while back a leading US medical journal, the American Journal of Medicine published a study allegedly showing that “distrust of the government” and “a belief in freedom” are linked to distrust of the Covid vax. And, worse of all, “unvaccinated people were 72% more likely to be involved in a severe traffic crash — in which at least one person was transported to the hospital — than those who were vaccinated. That’s similar to the increased risk of car crashes for people with sleep apnea, though only about half that of people who abuse alcohol.” The idea here is not that the vaxxes improve road safety skills, but that the unvaxxed are reckless, which shows up in their driving, allegedly: “"Our data do not explore potential causes of vaccine hesitancy or risky driving," the authors of the study said in a statement.
"One possibility relates to a distrust of government or belief in freedom that contributes to both vaccination preferences and increased traffic risks. A different explanation might be misconceptions of everyday risks, faith in natural protection, antipathy toward regulation, chronic poverty, exposure to misinformation, insufficient resources, or other personal beliefs. Alternative factors could include political identity, negative past experiences, limited health literacy, or social networks that lead to misgivings around public health guidelines. These subjective unknowns remain topics for more research."