Opinion - Editorial - Gardner MA

Getting the Vax – Setting the Record Straight

Why is there vaccine hesitancy?  It’s understandable as so many figures are thrown around like hotcakes and consistency and transparency are lacking.   But let’s be very clear.  The overall risk in the United States of dying from covid (after getting it) from 12/15/2020 through 8/25/2021 has been a relatively consistent 1.7%% to 1.8%.   The current risk of dying if you get Covid is still about 60,000 times the risk of dying if you get the vaccine even using the anti-vaxers vaccine mortality number of .0032% which others have said is incorrect.  READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE on our Editorial page.