Is the false vacuum theory not well accepted?

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Research into the Higgs boson suggest that the universe is in a false vacuum but I heard many physicists do not take it seriously as they think that if it were true we cannot even exist as it would have wiped us out billions of years ago.

For example Katie Mack said that its like a piece of paper that is thought to spontaneously combust but it had been put into a furnace in the past and yet it did not burn. What she means is that there are a lot of natural processes that is intense enough to knock the higgs potential to the stable state such as inflation, cosmic ray collisions, energetic quasars but we are still safe.

Are a lot of physicists taking this instability as an error to tell us that there is something unknown physics that is stabilising the Higgs field
 

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Research into the Higgs boson suggest that
If you could provide a link to what you've been reading, we might be able to respond more sensibly.
 

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