I’m all for “differences of opinion” but so many people in the world seem to think they’re entitled to “differences of fact.” When your willfully ignorant beliefs start posing serious threats to large numbers of other people, that’s when you shift from being annoying to banally evil.
I agree that Linus is addressing an actual conspiracy theory here, but with regards to these new vaccines, we seem to have thrown the Precautionary Principle out the window. New medical treatments should be proven before they are required, even if the “requirement” is from social pressure. These vaccines do not have testing for long-term effects, so for me personally, I will wait.
My reply to Linus: https://gavinhoward.com/2021/06/a-letter-to-linus-torvalds/ .