Given how low-risk children are of developing severe COVID-19, Oster advised that parents should view unvaccinated children as they would vaccinated grandparents. She wrote that, “the best available research indicates that families with young children don’t, in fact, have to live like it’s 2020 until 2022. Parents can go ahead and plan on barbecues and even vacations.”
Naturally, when the story was tweeted out, the mob pounced. Replies accused Oster of being a “monster” and said the article was “irresponsible” and “dangerous” — and that it could even get people killed.
She attempted to patiently respond to her critics, but of course, it was to no avail. Eventually she was forced to throw in the towel and announced, “I’ll be taking a break from Twitter for a week or two.”