John Oliver: Get Your Vaccine Before the Virus Makes More Mutations and We All Go Back to Square One

‘Our best way out of this mess long term is clearly vaccines’

EXCERPT:

OLIVER: “So we need to get the vaccine into many adults as possible as soon as possible. And that means, you really need to get vaccinated. And obviously I mean the collective you, but also you, Mike, Mike in Baltimore. I know you’ve got this on in the background at work on Monday, so listen to me. Schedule your vaccine, Mike, don’t say you’re going to look into it later. Just Google ‘vaccine finder Baltimore,’ it takes seconds, here are links to vaccine sites in your area. And if you’re thinking, ‘Eh, I’m not sure I need it. Joe Rogan says I’m probably fine,’ look, it is true, you might not get seriously sick from Covid or indeed sick at all. But you could still inadvertently pass it to someone who could then die. And before you say, ‘Vulnerable people should just get vaccinated then,’ the vaccines are only 95% effective, Mike, so they will probably okay, but maybe not. Also, the more the virus circulates, the likely we’ll see mutations that make it more dangerous, possibly helping to make it evade the vaccine completely, putting us all the way back to square one. So get the f**king vaccine, Mike! The point is, there is a problematic amount of vaccine hesitancy right now, even among people who you would really like to think would not need convincing.”

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