Quote of the day: New Jersey Department of Health Medical Director Ed Lifshitz on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine

“In New Jersey, we’ve had about half a million cases of COVID, with almost 20,000 deaths. In the United States, we’ve given almost ten times that number of (vaccine) doses, or over four million doses, with zero deaths from the vaccine. I certainly would take my odds with the vaccine over the virus any day of the week.”

Ed Lifshitz, Medical Director, Communicable Disease Service at the New Jersey Department of Health