We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
And they can scale it easily. Pitt is one of the great American medical centers. If they say it, they mean it. Quite remarkable speed, but most people in urban and suburban areas have been exposed now anyway, naturally vaccinated.
(Apologies if this misinterprets your comment but I think it's a fine example of what I'm thinking.)
To paraphrase the Instantman, I'll believe we have a C19 crisis when the people who tell me we have a C19 crisis start acting like we have a C19 crisis. Politicians, doctors, all of them.
On one hand, we're told that a near-complete shut down of our economy and public life, courting economic disaster and a seriously compromised election in a few months, is absolutely necessary to keep people from dying of C19 in the streets but then we're told we must scrupulously adhere to preexisting regimens of testing potential life-saving treatments (many of which are existing drugs proven safe to treat other conditions) and vaccines for safety and absolute effectiveness.
Which is it? Do we have a crisis where dead bodies are going to be stacked up like cordwood, in which case why are we worried about potential treatment and vaccines not working 100% of the time, or do the people hyping this know that computer generated models using dubious data are being misrepresented so those in charge can avoid being blamed for not doing a g-d thing to mitigate what is happening by setting up a post-crisis claim that "things could have been much worse?"
A big reason the clinical trials take so long is because it would normally be considered unethical to have a treatment (vaccine) group and control (no vaccine) group and expose them both to what is thought by many to be a potentially fatal illness.
However, in this case, we evidently have a group of people who should be willing to back up their "it's just a bad flu" comments and volunteer for the experiment - place half in control group and half in treatment group and let her rip!