Statistics say ‘Get the jab’

The more people are vaccinated, the faster lockdown regulations can be lifted.
Moneyweb editor Ryk van Niekerk. Image: Moneyweb

Covid-19 changed the world we live in. Tens of thousands of families lost loved ones and businesses closed their doors; millions of people lost their jobs and income. Lockdown restrictions also slashed billions from our GDP.

The reality is that the longer restrictions remain in place, the more pronounced the long-term economic damage will be, and this will affect every single South African.

I am not a medical professional, but legitimate statistics indicate that Covid-19 vaccines are safe, effective and prevent most people from getting really sick.

Yes, there are some adverse effects, but severe reactions are extremely rare.

US research shows only 7 650 of the more than 380 million people who were vaccinated died. This is a ratio of one in 50 000.

To put it in perspective, around 14 000 people die on South African roads every year – thus it is exponentially more dangerous to drive to a vaccination site than to get the injection!

I agree that vaccines are not perfect and are not a cure for the disease. Still, their ability to reduce the severity of the illness may allow for an accelerated lifting of lockdown regulations. The more people are vaccinated, the quicker this may happen.

I urge all South Africans to get the jab.

If you are 18 and above, don’t hesitate – ‘vaccinate’ against Covid-19 at a site near you. You don’t have to wait for an SMS. Own Your Life – Vaccinate. For you and your loved ones.

Any questions or concerns? Visit sacoronavirus.co.za.

Register online or on WhatsApp – send ‘Hi’ to 0600 123 456. Then go and get vaccinated.

This message is brought to you by the Department of Health in collaboration with African Media Entertainment (AME), The Citizen and Caxton Local Media.

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WORLDWIDE Cases 219 Million Deaths 4,55 Million= .020% death rate. You want statistics be wary of whAt data you use!!!

.020% DEATH RATE OF “CASES”

Your math sucks, again.

Percentages work like this : (4.55 / 219) * 100 = 2.07%

I think the divider is wrong. If you talking about positive covifs as divider you are forgetting you need to add all the asymptomatic to the divider. However you look at it it might be very contagious but the death rate does not deserve even this article. Those that have had Covid is 13 x better off than those that vaccinate, but bet you the qoute of that fact gets this comment deleted

This is wishful thinking, at best. Please name one single ANC politician or member of the un-elected Command Council who has ever linked the lifting of the draconian, pointless bans to vaccination rates? Have you ever heard one of them saying that if X% of the people get vaccinated, the lock-downs will get lifted?

No?

What we instead get told is that, regardless of how many people get their shots, a 4th wave is planned and scheduled for December.

I have myself had my 2 vaccinations, but if you are going to do it, do not think you will do your bit to get the moronic lock-downs lifted. It is about power, money and control, not about the virus.

Denmark is basically “normal” life so it can be done. Not sure if/when Kopdoek will get there, but we seem to have run out of people clamoring for a vaccine so not holding my breath.

It appears that the disastrous results of government lockdown policies are now being directed to the ant-vaccination part of the population. I think it’s time that the world’s clear thinking people stand up and force these governments to take responsibility for their destructive actions.

Better late than never.

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