Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has his own view about the coronavirus vaccine to be provided in his country.
According to the 40-year-old former cricketer, India does not need a coronavirus vaccine.
Taking it to social media, Harbhajan in a tweet on Thursday said, “Pfizer and BioNTech Vaccine: Accuracy 94%; Moderna Vaccine: Accuracy *94.5%; and Oxford Vaccine: Accuracy *90%.”
“Do we seriously need [a] vaccine,” while wondering over the million-dollar question, Harbajan added that India’s recovery rate without the vaccine was 93.6% pointing that it was much higher than what the efficacy was shown by the vaccine in the trial.
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
India recorded 35,551 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s coronavirus case tally to 95.3 lakh, according to the government data.
Furthermore, 526 people also lost their lives to the highly viral disease in this period.
In India, a total of 1,38,648 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 till now. Total active cases, or those receiving treatment for COVID-19, stood at 4,22,943, down nearly 5,700 in the last 24 hours.
Harbhajan Singh’s remarks on Twitter has sparked a new debate:
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
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
I wouldn't completely write this off. From a recent Ipsos survey. "52% of the respondents from India ‘strongly’ or ‘somewhat’ agreed with the statement ‘The chance of getting of COVID-19 is so low that a vaccine is not necessary.’ U.S. was the next highest at 31%." pic.twitter.com/jmyOhWQAzq
— Prateek Waghre (@prateekwaghre) December 3, 2020