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13 Nov 2020  (412 Views) 
Covid-19 crisis

No hurry to get the covid vaccine
When the covid vaccine is ready, I will not be in a hurry to get vaccinated. 


First, there will be a limited supply of the vaccine. The people who are more exposed should get vaccinated first, i.e. the health care workers and the essential service workers.

Second, the next level will be those who are more vulnerable. They include the older people (and I belong to this category) and those who are in poor health.

In my case, I am in good health, so I do not fall in the vulnerable group. I will let other people, who are in poorer health be vaccinated first. They include the obese people (and there are many among the elderly) and those who have chronic conditions - high blood pressure, diabetic and other problems. 

Third, I think the risk of the coronavirus is quite low in our hot climate. (Shhh, don't tell the insane ministers - who still think that this is a high risk). Frankly, I think we are over-reacting to this risk.  I observe the statistics on the spread of the disease in Singapore and the number of people who need to be hospitalized.

Of course, I might be wrong and the risk is actually high. If that is the case, and it is reflected by the hospital statistics, I promise to queue up to be vaccinated. I will stand in the queue at 5 am in the morning, four hours before the clinic open. Okay?

Before that, I will let other people get vaccinated first.

Okay or not?

Tan Kin Lian

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