Vaccination, community service, and Rose’s Paradox

Covid vaccination is a controversial topic that I don’t want to venture into. Here, I would like to argue that when you decide to have a jab, it means that you do a community service.

Many Australians (perhaps up to 30%) are reluctant to take a jab for Covid-19 [1]. They argue that there is a lack of safety data concerning the existing vaccines (which can take years), and that they will benefit little from the vaccination. Here, I want to discuss the second point by invoking a famous epidemiological theorem called ‘Rose’s Paradox’, and urge…



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Tuan Nguyen

osteoporosis | epidemiology | genetics | biostatistics | data enthusiast