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Health Minister Slams Anti-Vaxxers For Ignoring Real World Data

Health Minister Slams Anti-Vaxxers For Ignoring Real World Data

Khairy Jamaluddin tells anti-vaxxers that they do not live in a bubble.

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Envious of the freedoms and perks of those who believe in science and have taken the vaccine, it seems that anti-vaxxers would rather break the law, make false claims, and be a prick rather than taking one in the arm.

At the same time these anti-vaxxers are holding the country back from recovery and have a higher chance of being hospitalised. 

In response, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin recently gave anti vaxxers a reality check by pointing out real world data from the ministry’s studies that shows vaccination reduced transmission risks by between 86 and 90%.

The study also shows that vaccination reduces symptomatic infections by between 84 and 88%, reduces risk of being admitted to the ICU by between 82 and 84%, and reduces risk of death due to Covid-19 by between 87 and 88%.

You don’t live in a bubble

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin

Recently the government has announced that interstate and international travel is possible once the vaccination rate hits 90%

READ MORE: Interstate Travel Possible Once Vaccination Rate Hits 90%, More Businesses Allowed To Reopen, Says PM

READ MORE: International Travel Allowed Once 90% Of Adults Are Vaccinated Perhaps In December

Khairy also said that the government will only decide on allowing private social gatherings based on how Malaysians behave once interstate travel is allowed.

READ MORE: Khairy Wants To See Interstate Travel Go Well Before Allowing Social Events

Currently 88% or 20,603,249 of adults in Malaysia are fully vaccinated. 6.4% or 1,495,515 are partially vaccinated, and 6.5% or 1,310,836 are unvaccinated, according to the statistics from the Ministry of Health

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