Lies, damned lies and statistics.......... A lot of the discussion about COVID-19 seems to be based on hearsay and personal prejudice rather than facts from people who actually know stuff. One simple example. Some people jump on the statistic that vaccinated people can get COVID. Let's examine this. One country that reported infections among the vaccinated is Israel A substantial proportion of the population is vaccinated. Their fully vaccinated rate is 60%, compared with the world's average of 15%.

Statistically, it means that there is a much higher chance of a vaccinated person getting COVID, simply because there are more of them. If the population was 100% vaccinated then obviously 100% of the victims had the vaccine. It is easy to distort this statistic by saying that the vaccine is useless because every victim was already vaccinated. And it misrepresents the true situation.

No one is claiming that the vaccine is 100% effective. What they are claiming is that vaccination reduces both the risk of being infected and the severity of the illness if someone gets infected anyway.

I'm old enough to remember when terrible diseases ravaged societies and wiped out families. When was the last time you heard of an epidemic of diptheria or smallpox or polio? People still die of tetanus when a vaccine is available. No one need die of rabies. But only if they will be vaccinated.

Statistically, it means that there is a much higher chance of a vaccinated person getting COVID, simply because there are more of them. If the population was 100% vaccinated then obviously 100% of the victims had the vaccine. It is easy to distort this statistic by saying that the vaccine is useless because every victim was already vaccinated. And it misrepresents the true situation.

No one is claiming that the vaccine is 100% effective. What they are claiming is that vaccination reduces both the risk of being infected and the severity of the illness if someone gets infected anyway.

I'm old enough to remember when terrible diseases ravaged societies and wiped out families. When was the last time you heard of an epidemic of diptheria or smallpox or polio? People still die of tetanus when a vaccine is available. No one need die of rabies. But only if they will be vaccinated.

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