Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, December 3
Harbhajan Singh on Thursday took to the microblogging website to question whether Indians ‘seriously’ needed the COVID-19 vaccine considering India’s recovery rate without the vaccine is 93.6 per cent.
The former India spinner even shared data of Pfizer and biotech vaccine’s accuracy is being claimed at 94 per cent, while Moderna’s and Oxford’s accuracy rate is at 94.5 per cent and 90 per cent, respectively.
PFIZER AND BIOTECH Vaccine:
Moderna Vaccine: Accuracy *94.5%
Oxford Vaccine: Accuracy *90%
Indian Recovery rate (Without Vaccine): 93.6%
Do we seriously need vaccine 🤔🤔
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 3, 2020
However, netizens are not buying into Singh’s argument.
Twitterati is schooling the former cricketer for this logic, and advising him to not ‘post such tweets’.
93.6% recovery means 6.4% die. 95% vaccine accuracy means there is 95% chance you won’t be in that 6.4%.
Also, recovery comes side-effects physically & mentally & seeing this tweet, I can say people like you need the vaccine most as you can’t afford to lose any more brain cells.
— The-Lying-Lama 2.0 (@KyaUkhaadLega) December 3, 2020
Do not post such stupid tweets.. 🤦♂️🤦♂️
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
— Shubham Misra 🧠 (@SBM_4007) December 3, 2020
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
Harbhajan bhai thodi der mein pic.twitter.com/4ViUPV6bPe
— Professor ngl राजा बाबू 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) December 3, 2020
People :- from where you got this brilliant research ?
Le Bhajji :- pic.twitter.com/NrHQl3TpNS
— بشر IMAM (@sarcasticEngi) December 3, 2020
If everyone in indian cricket team has a MoM award, then India should win all matches.
It doesn’t happen that way, bhai. Statistics can be misleading and can help make a fool of ourselves.
— Rupin Sharma IPS (@rupin1992) December 3, 2020
100-93.6 = 6.4%.
(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.
— Nandan Pandit (@npandit) December 3, 2020