Gwynne Dyer notes a disturbing–and ironic–trend.
“Auto-eugenics” is the just-named phenomenon (you’re welcome) in which the excessively gullible or intellectually challenged are weeding themselves out. It’s most prominent in the United States, where 28 percent of Americans say they do not plan to get vaccinated against coronavirus or are unsure whether they will do so.
The only country in the developed world where vaccine refuseniks are more numerous is Russia, where they at least have the excuse that the state lies to them about everything all the time. Typically, however, American vaccine refusal is twice as high as in other OECD countries — and so, of course, is the COVID-19 death rate.
Follow the link for her discussion of some of its manifestations and implications.