Guest Editorial By Dr. Alfanso Jerry Simon
POINTS ON WHICH COVID-19 VACCINE TO TAKE…
‘pic sense outta nan sense’
***Disclaimer: I do not profit financially from the sale or distribution of any particular vaccine. I am a licensed healthcare worker, but I am not a member of the medical or nurses association and do not speak for either. I am only writing in hope to help you separate myth from fact and make the best decision to safeguard the health of yourself and family and our society. Any product brand I mention below does not necessarily constitute an endorsement or condemnation. ***
- There is no ability without availability. (If you are dying of hunger right now in Antigua, a four-course meal in Buckingham Palace is not as useful to to you as a piece of VJ’s buntart).
- Noise, emotion and passion is not necessarily the same as truth.
- The best healthcare worker cannot return life to you or your loved ones once life is gone.
- The same vaccine that some are calling second rate in this country, is the same one the Prime Minister of Canada, one of the richest and most prosperous countries in the world, is trying to source from India for his people.
- Many medicines that we use already in this country, from MBS or private pharmacies, are made in India. The same is true in most developed countries in the world.
- If you wait for the so-called best vaccine, it may not be the most efficacious if it arrives too late to affect the strain of virus that may be circulating at that time. (An M-16 rifle is of no use to you after you have been eaten by a lion).
- Have you seen the stats for the Moderna and Pfizer scientific trials in Grenada? NO, there hasn’t been any there! And none has been carried out in Antigua or any other CARICOM country, neither for AstraZeneca. So are you sure that the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will actually work better in Antigua? (Once again see No. 1 and while LIAT may land in Anguilla, American Airlines and British Airways do not).
- Don’t let partisan political concerns cloud your judgement with regards to the health of your family.
- The coronavirus does not care if you voted RED, BLUE, GREEN, ORANGE, RED again, BLACK or WHITE.
- LIKE, HATE, SHARE, COMMENT, CUSS or LAUGH. But please protect yourself and family. Do not get caught up in distractions. Pay attention to the physical, mental, social and spiritual health of you and your children.
BE WISE MY PEOPLE!!