Bandwagon Fallacy regarding the Safety of You Know What

No Minister

Using logical thinking is an effective way of solving problems and rooting out untruths. Unfortunately, logic can be replaced in many instances with repeated phraseology that has been absorbed and memorised for quick regurgitation without thought, such as arguments using the Bandwagon Fallacy:

  1. X is popular.
  2. Popular things are always true (unstated).
  3. Therefore, X is true.

Bandwagon Fallacy: Why the Majority Isn’t Necessarily Right

Here is the Bandwagon Fallacy argument used to justify the safety of The Shots:

  1. 11 million + shots have been given to people in NZ.
  2. Popular things are always safe (unstated).
  3. Therefore, the shots are safe.

Implied in this fallacy is the idea that if the shots were not safe, then people would be seeing the effects in those around them, that damage would be widespread and noticeable. However, ironically the argument is then used against anyone who says the shots are not safe because they…

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