vaccine nation

i’m currently having conversations in my head regarding the vaccine we have right now. on the plus side, Sinovac’s CoronaVax vaccine is available right here and right now. ordering more would be easier and delivery can be expected sooner rather than later.

however, there are certain areas of concern. i don’t mean mutations or mind control or any other conspiracy theory but about two things: trust and politics.

people seemed to have lost trust in vaccines since the Dengvaxia brouhaha. then there’s the source of the vaccine: China — where the CoViD-19 supposedly originated. which ties it in with politics. it could be used as a leverage when negotiating and, from the actions of the president himself, it’s as if we owe them so much. so much so that building on our islands and harassing our fishermen gets a shrug or “meh” from the government.

but then the other person in me says, “mildly efficacious vaccine is better than no vaccine.” and that appeals to my stingy side. this is what’s available. shouldn’t we take it, then? it’s better than nothing, right?

is it, though?

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