It is good news that countries including the UK and Russia will begin vaccinating their citizens from next week but do we need a vaccine in India?
Well, former Indian cricket, Harbhajan Singh, maybe wonders that Indians are good without a vaccine too.
Bhajji, early morning today, took on Twitter to share the fact that how vaccines of Pfizer or Moderna are proven to be 94 to 95 percent effective against COVID-19. Then, he goes on to add that with a recovery rate of 93.6 percent (without vaccine) among Indians, do Indians actually need a vaccine?
As he tweeted his showers thoughts maybe, a number of people came out calling the tweet carless and sharing why Indians need a vaccine despite the high recovery rate.
When Indian batsman can chase 350 runs in an ODI match then why do we need specialist bowlers, even part time bowlers will do— AParajit Bharat ? (@AparBharat) December 3, 2020
When a spinner is bowling at slow speed why do we need pads for the legs, our bones are strong enough to sustain#BhajjieLogic ??♂️https://t.co/pTizpV3tgS
Only 1 batsman has died on the cricket pitch. Do we seriously need helmet, kidney guard, shin guard, chest guard etc..??— UncouthVillageYouth (@UncthVllgeYouth) December 3, 2020
Do not post such stupid tweets.. ?♂️?♂️— Shubham Misra ? (@SBM_4007) December 3, 2020
If there was a 5% chance that the plane will crash, will u board it?
A recovery rate of 93.6% means 6.4% will get serious/die.
Now calculate the 6.4% of 1.4 billion population!! DO THE MATH!
Learn SCIENCE before tweeting@harbhajan_singh
You are just like my fufaji and mamaji on whatsapp family groups. So Cute ?— Aayush Khandelwal (@JustAayush) December 3, 2020
100-93.6 = 6.4%.— Nandan Pandit (@npandit) December 3, 2020
(6.4% of Indian population is at risk of death due to Corona).
The vaccine will help save 94.5% out of this 6.4% as well.
In a country of a billion+ people, that is a huge number.
It is a difference between 88,618,262 people dying vs 4,874,004 people dying.
Seeing the Amount of stupidity in this tweet..I’m literally dying on seeing this as a med student… According to this man’s logic, there is no need for vaccination at all, for any disease… All the work that Medicine has Done in all these years, was a waste according to him. pic.twitter.com/A1SSoCfike— Mahendra (@SalujaMah) December 3, 2020
Recovery rate of 93.6 % means 6.4 out of 100 people die. Do u want to be in that list ?— Dr.P.S.VishnuVardhan (@drpsvvardhan) December 3, 2020
95 % effective means you have 95 out of 100 chances of not being in that list. Take you choice Chicha
Also remember recovery also comes up with load of pain, expenses and later complications
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The percentage of vaccine accuracy are not for those 93.6% who recovered. It’s for those remaining 6.4% who are not recovered!! Everyone must be cured!!— Tamizhan (@Indian96023421) December 3, 2020
And that is why education is important..— Vipul Mehta (@cliched7) December 3, 2020
Well, Bhajji we love you but not all shower thoughts make sense you know!!