This comment has been eating at me, so I felt a need to reply. I'll try to do this respectfully.
I would object to your framing of "both sides" putting out misinformation. We all know that the covid-enthusiasts control 100% of the 'official' discourse. The broad tent of opposition includes underqualified analysis, tabloids, and grifters, so you are going to have to sift through at least some trash. This is just the nature of independent research. The flip side of the coin, which is the party line, has zero accountability. There is absolutely no window for ANY dissent. Can you imagine in your wildest dreams that the 10pm news would mention covid skepticism or vaxx criticism? You don't have to believe that there is information being surpressed, but you should recognize that if there was, we would never hear it. The covid/vaxx narrative can never be disproven, just like "climate change," "systemic racism," and the Holocaust.
That said, I like your methodology. I'll compare my anecdote to yours:
1. I know many people that got it.
2. Only a couple have called it anything more than a typical flu, none that required a hospital
3. I know exactly two people who have died WITH covid, and they were both old maids in their 80s with debilitated health already.
Thus: covid is not harmful, people off of death's doorstep have virtually 0% chance of dying, and my peer group has maybe a 2% chance of getting "really" sick
Here's one of those studies
that suggests that "long covid" is completely psychosomatic (except for loss of smell, go figure). Maybe it will fall into the 'misinformation' category as sample sizes grow - who knows? But the concept rings true to me because it's a direct parallel to the other societal manias we see growing. Gays, trannies, and other marginalized weirdos have exploded in prominence with constant saturation. It makes sense that people will believe they're sick when they are constantly told they are sick.
1. I know lots of people that took it
2. I know someone personally who died at the pinnacle of health. I'll risk poor taste to link his credentials
. He didn't take drugs and was not on gear. His obituary will not mention the deadly vaxx for that very reason of poor taste. The family doesn't want to remember him that way, but his sister and his close friend have had less hesitation in opening their mouths on social media. I also know another peer, a healthy, skinny guy from my high school track team, whose heart stopped in his sleep last month. Again, his obituary makes no mention of the vaxx, and his family members may not even be suspicious of their tragedy. But I also regard this as a vaxx death instead of a coincidental cardiac arrest.
3. In the tier of side effects below death, I have a teenage cousin who spent 24 hours vomiting after his second shot. My landlady is in her 70s, and her booster knocked her out for a few days. She trended upward, then coincidentally caught a respiratory bug and was sick for a couple of weeks.
Thus: the vaxx introduces an entirely new and exclusive set of risks to me and the majority of the world. We are only now entering the "mid-term" time range of lasting effects. Plenty of non-mainstream sources are compiling lists of amateur and professional athletes that are dropping with heart attacks - two players in Europe (Adama Traore and John Fleck) collapsed just this week in the middle of their games. We have no way to predict the long term effects of the vaxx, but we can accurately predict that the vaxx regime will plow forward, with billions more shots administered throughout eternity ("booster shots").
My conclusion is that this is all a massive hoax, rooted in the small truth that respiratory viruses are real. But I could be wrong!