By Dennis Dames
Get vaccinated soon.
Politicians are doing their best to paint a promising picture for the people with their respective get-vaccinated campaigns. It’s a noble initiative, but a vaccinated person can still catch CoViD – and possibly die of related complications. The only difference is that the science says that a vaccinated person has a significantly less chance of hospitalization, and death if they catch CoViD19.
It’s a catch-22 situation. We have to live and die with the contagion in a rebellious culture – where people ignore the standard protocols of social distancing, mask wearing, hand washing and sanitizing and so on; and they are intensely skeptical about the various vaccines.
I bit the bullet one day in May, and proceeded to get my first jab. I was fortunate enough to be served without an appointment. There was only an elderly couple before me, who were there for their second shot.
I am relieved that I had made the decision to get vaccinated in an atmosphere dominated by the good, bad and ugly reports of CoViD-19’s impact in our world, and the dreaded vaccines. I advise my fellow Bahamian brothers and sisters who have not taken the first step yet to get vaccinated against CoViD19 – to bite the bullet and get on with it.