My comments in the New York Times on the Nobel Rize for Medicine:
So last year we had a heat and touch pandemic and that's why they got a Nobel Prize.......
Maybe the Nobel committee should get a Raspberry Prize for obtuse tone deafness - for which the cure is probably Nobel Prizeworthy.
The vaccine saved the world - it's that simple. Perhaps Sweden doesn't want to draw attention to their Covid record, but that should not be the concern of the Nobel Prize committee. The winners are great scientists and undoubtedly worthy of their accolades. But if they wanted to be Great Men, they would ask that the developers of mRNA technology get the award this year.
You don't get a real life Superman/Wonder Woman moment very often - and this was it.
Besides, this technology of training the immune system is truly the future of medicine.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were honored for their discoveries about how heat, cold and touch can initiate signals in the nervous system.