Apprehension Over Coming Out of Lockdown Far Exceeds Any Imagined Risk
Americans don’t need to wait to learn how safe and effective a newly licensed COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine will be. The risk/benefit odds for vaccination cannot exceed the odds that a person will become infected or die of COVID-19 coronavirus.
According to university researchers, your odds of acquiring COVID-19 coronavirus infection from contact with an infected person is 1 in 3868 (ranges from in 626 to 1 in 31,800) and the odds of dying from COVID-19 is 1 in 19.1 million (ranges from 1 in 3.1 million to 1 in 159 million). These estimates are without citizens taking precautions such as face-masks and social distancing. So says a study conducted by Stanford University and University of California, Los Angeles researchers who analyzed data from the top 100 populous counties in the U.S. (study awaits peer review and publication).
The effectiveness of any vaccine that may be licensed in the future cannot exceed the existing risk in the community. If these figures are accurate, Americans have a remote chance of ever benefiting from vaccination and will not know the side effect safety ratio of a vaccine until millions of Americans have been immunized.
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The fear and apprehension of infection and possible death far exceeds any known risk, say these university researchers. Over half of the U.S. population fears getting a haircut, going shopping or visiting a friend according to a May 2020 Associated Press survey. Around 68% of A
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