News January 30, 2021

Stanford microbiologist stresses importance of vaccines at McNerney town hall

Dr. David Relman, an esteemed microbiologist, kept returning to the same conclusion as he fielded questions as a guest at Rep. Jerry McNerney’s virtual town hall. No matter what your fears or concerns, getting a vaccine, Relman said, is far better and safer than getting the virus.
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Dr. David Relman, an esteemed microbiologist, kept returning to the same conclusion as he fielded questions as a guest at Rep. Jerry McNerney’s virtual town hall.

No matter what your fears or concerns, getting a COVID-19 vaccine, Relman said, is far better and safer than getting the virus.

“Were you to come visit any of us in a hospital setting and see what it looks like to be critically ill with COVID, you would be doing everything humanly possible to avoid it,” Relman said at Thursday’s town hall. “It is a miserable, miserable disease. You do not want it.”

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