I came across an article by a developer discussing why he still uses jQuery in 2019 despite the recent trend of going toward vanilla JS in enhancing an HTML document. I am wondering whether he has a good point in his argument. Here are some highlights of his assertions:

Many people advocate "just use vanilla JavaScript, you don't need jQuery," but many things we don't need are nonetheless nice to have.

Pages like You might not need jQuery to try to sell the idea that it's easy to ditch...

Should I still use jQuery with HTML5 in 2019?