Media Matters reports:
Owens attacked the prospect of a vaccine against COVID-19 with the confounding claim that a vaccine against the disease — which has killed more than 270,000 Americans so far — “makes no sense” because there is a “99% chance that you’re going to survive if you get COVID-19,” so “why the hell would you take a vaccine that has 94% effective and causes you to be sick?”Owens went on to compare vaccination to enslavement, saying, “What does every society in the world that has had slaves had in common? And the answer is that there was always more slaves than there were masters.” Owens’ point was apparently that people can band together to defeat COVID-19 vaccines the same way that a large group of slaves could free themselves from a smaller group of slave owners. “There is always going to be more of us than them. You know, if we say no, it’s a no.”
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