You have a 1 in 20000 of Getting Sick from Covid if you’re Fully Vaccinated.
The Health Authorities have done a TERRIBLE job at marketing just how much protection you get from either Pfizer or Moderna. The image below shows a popular misconception.
Here’s the thing though; 95% efficacy DOES NOT MEAN 5 in 100 (1 in 20) PEOPLE GET INFECTED IF EXPOSED!!!”
“One common misunderstanding is that 95% efficacy means that in the Pfizer clinical trial, 5% of vaccinated people got COVID. But that’s not true; the actual percentage of vaccinated people in the Pfizer (and Moderna) trials who got COVID-19 was about a hundred times less than that: 0.04%.”
PEOPLE THIS MEANS 4 IN 10000 (1 in 20000) ARE LESS LIKELY TO GET COVID!!!
“What the 95% actually means is that vaccinated people had a 95% lower risk of getting COVID-19 compared with the control group participants, who weren’t vaccinated. In other words, vaccinated people in the Pfizer clinical trial were 20 times less likely than the control group to get COVID-19.”
A report by Esurance found that 77% of drivers have been in at least one accident. Your chances of getting into a car accident during a 1,000-mile trip are 1 in 366.
That compares with odds of 1 in 4,050 for dying as a cyclist; 1 in 1,086 for drowning, and 1 in 102 for a car crash.
Nevertheless just because you like the odds of not dying in a car crash, YOU STILL WEAR A SEAT BELT!!!
A major source of ire to me, are the intelligent and well educated that insist it makes no sense to wear a mask after being vaccinated. Firstly, the vaccines don’t give 100% protection and though the odds are low of being infected, some like to decrease the odds further by wearing a mask. Secondly, though it’s looking likely, we don’t have conclusive evidence yet that the vaccinated do not transmit as asymptotic carriers. This means that IF YOU’RE CONSIDERATE, you don’t want to risk infecting others that aren’t.
I smile when I see people arguing against the idea of vaccine certification, unfortunately referred to as a passport. Let’s face it, no country or company in the world is going to prohibit me on the basis that I’m vaccinated. Yes, some governors have banned the idea in their states, but people, this is the direction that the WORLD is going in.
“Everyone who wants a vaccine will soon have one, and proof should be required to work, play and travel.”
“Finally, the observed partisan differences in distancing were associated with subsequently higher COVID-19 infection and fatality growth rates in pro-Trump counties.”
You know, these vaccine hesitancies, and anti-covid science stance might just work out. While the Republicans are focused on voter manipulation, there may just be too few of them left to matter.
Cecil (CJ) John is an architect, technologist and innovator and has worked with some of the largest companies in the world including the IMF, US Federal Government and some of the top 5 consulting companies. CJ is the author of The Social Currency — Why its Time to Rethink Money.