Many people thought that once the vaccines against COVID-19 is made available, we would finally see the light at the end of this very dark tunnel called the pandemic. We waited months for our best and the brightest scientists and medical experts to develop the right vaccine to immunize the world population, in a bid to let the novel coronavirus die on its own while the humans remain protected from its crippling effects.
Now that the vaccines are now being distributed all around the world, we couldn’t help but think: is this really the beginning of the end of the COVID-19 pandemic? Or are we just starting to scratch the surface of the bigger problem? It would appear that in spite of the government’s efforts to make the vaccine accessible to everyone, there is still a chance that the pandemic will stay here for long, and the virus itself is NOT to blame. It is our attitude towards the vaccine, specifically some of the people’s hesistancy to get innoculated.
What’s worse is that the issue about vaccine hesitancy is now a matter of politics, a sign that we are still to traverse an arduous path before reaching the end of the COVID-19 nightmare.
People’s Doubts On The Vaccine Is Being Weaponized For The Sake Of Politicking, And It Is Not Actually Helping Anyone
If we could just take a look at the United States of America as an example, we would see that many of those Americans who are willing to take the COVID-19 vaccine had already completed the required doses for vaccination. The US government has secured a good number of vaccine doses coming from different manufacturers, whose vaccines have already been proven to be effective to prevent serious health issues and death due to coronavirus, and it is impossible to think that not everyone in the country will get the jab. Well, technically not everyone is innoculated, in spite of the fact that tons of vaccine doses are just waiting to be used. If only the lovely puppies from can take the extra doses instead, then they will not be wasted. Unfortunately, the vaccines that we have now are only for humans.
Those who are against the vaccines are becoming more vocal than ever about their disapproval for being forced to get the jab. Unfortunately, with the virus continuously mutating, it could only be a matter of time until a new variant that is vaccine-resistant will be born, so we need to get as many people as possible to be immunized through vaccines.
Sadly, the dirty world of politics has entered the picture, and the government’s steps to get more people vaccinated is being used as an issue for political manuevering. Little do these politicians know that what they are doing will not help them or anyone else, as they are only wasting more time that could have been used to fight the virus. We might just see the economy taking another beating as the vaccine issue is being politicized.