Will Cain on vaccinations, 5/3/21

WIll Cain
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Citation From the May 3, 2021, edition of Fox News' The Will Cain Podcast

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WILL CAIN (HOST): And now story three. [Guitar sound effect] You know, there's been this equation banging around in my head, ping-ponging between my ears, this mathematical formula that I can't quite figure out, this black and white revelation that completely lays bare the neurosis we've succumbed to when it comes to the coronavirus. What are we doing walking around with face diapers outside, what are we walking around doing masked indoors? What kind of insanity have we given into that our children should be vaccinated? What sheep are we that we're putting masks on 5-year-olds?

The equation goes something like this. At this point, almost 30% of the total population of the United States has been fully vaccinated from COVID-19. Between 50 and 60% of us have received at least one shot of the COVID vaccine, one shot of the Moderna or Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccine gets you reportedly 80% covered from immunity to coronavirus. Add to that, 32 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and you arrive at a figure that's somewhere close to 200 of 330 million people in this country who are either naturally immune or vaccinated from coronavirus. This for a disease that had a survivability rate for our total population north of 99.5%. You get the math equation? You start adding up those factors, those combinations, almost 60?% vaccinated, another 32 million naturally immune, 99.5 percent survive.

You start getting to a number that represents the risk that we face on a daily basis, walking around from coronavirus and you see that that number would reveal sheer lunacy. How about this? The death rate for those under 35 -- 0.01%. If you're around 20 years of age, you have a 1.7 in 1 million chance of dying from COVID. If you're 20 to 40 years old, you have a greater risk of dying from lightning strike, from a dog attack, from drowning in a pool than you do from dying from coronavirus. Oh, but Will, the real risk is infecting the vulnerable, the elderly. For those of us between 50 and 69 years old, you have a greater risk of dying from falling downstairs than you do from coronavirus. Will, you're still dodging. It's the elderly. For those of us out there who are over 70 years old, your risk of dying from coronavirus is less than the entire populations' risk of dying as a pedestrian crossing the street.

These are all stats. These are all figures. These are all comparisons made in the fall before we reached this vaccination rate. So back to the formula, 50-60% immunized, another 10% infected and recovered, 99.5% survive if infected; the actuarial table, the math in that equation adds up to less than a risk of dying from a bee sting. And yet here we are. And yet here we are imposing upon each other to cover our mouths and nose in gauze so that we don't breathe freely. We're going to soon have a debate about whether or not we should vaccinate our children. Our businesses are still shut down in places like New York and California, Michigan and Oregon. We are a nation that's given in to neurosis. We're sick. And it's not from coronavirus.