One thing I do know is that large swathes of science and technology generate extraordinary levels of hype - basically lying - and that confuses these issues enormously. For example, self-drive cars were supposedly just around the corner years ago - so where are they? AI was hyped incredibly in the 1980's, but nothing important came out of it. I suspect the current obsession with AI will end the same way. So what I am saying is that this hype may be what is responsible for the more grandiose ideas of what COVID is all about (transhumanism, Human 2.0, etc). Even so, pushing a novel and untried vaccine on the world is awful enough.