It’s time for some fun with math! Everyone likes math, right? Right? Well, too bad. Because the math is coming at you whether you like it or not.
But! I know you like money. I know it. I bet you’ve even bought a lottery ticket once upon a time to try and get some quick money… Haven’t we all.
But the lottery has terrible odds of winning at around 1 in 176 million.
That’s no good.
For a fun comparison, did you know the odds of becoming President are only 1 in 10 million?
I know! I was shocked too. It’s more likely you’ll become president than you’ll win the lottery.
But!! You know what you have an even greater chance of?
Being injured by a vaccine and receiving a payout:
“From 2006 to 2013, over 2.2 billion doses of covered vaccines were distributed in the U.S. according to the CDC. 2,903 claims were adjudicated by the Court in this time period and of those 1,709 were compensated. This means for every 1 million doses of vaccine that were distributed, 1 individual was compensated.”
1 in a million. Not bad. Not bad at all. Unless you are that 1…
Oh, and to bring us back to the money aspect:
“Total compensation paid over the life of the program is approximately $3.1 billion.”
So, go get your vaccines and you could be one of the “lucky” ones. That payday is more likely than winning the lottery.
Did you know the odds of dying in a car accident are 1 in 6,700?
Comparatively, that’s really high.
Wouldn’t it be a better use of our time, energy, and resources to work on making it safer to use our preferred method of transportation, especially in a state (California) where commuting is such an integral part of our lifestyles?
Only considering the chance of risk, wouldn’t it make more sense to spend funds fixing our “car problem?” Think of all the lives that could be saved.
Vaccine injury compensation information: http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/data.html#
Yes, before you attack me in the comments, I can see the hypocrisy in my two arguments. They work against each other. I understand that.
But, they still make my point.
At least, I think they do…
And, they raise a few questions.
At least, I hope they do…
In a state that has already achieved herd immunity among school age children, why are additional laws needed to make vaccines mandatory to enter school?
The public outreach and laws already on the books seemed to be doing a good job of making sure our children are vaccinated.
And, does anyone else find it odd that this bill, which impacts public and private schools, was introduced in response to an outbreak that happened at Disneyland rather than at a school?
This new bill won’t make it any “safer” for kids in school, or at Disneyland.
Besides, we are probably all going to die in car accidents anyway. They odds aren’t in our favor.