We have a Global Vaccine rollout to help cause a herd immunity around the world. The SAGE Team is an international group helping to direct the rollout of vaccine doses to the most vulnerable people in the most vulnerable countries and places. Which is no small undertaking? Every Government around the World is mobilized and working to fight back the Pandemic that was to start in China during November 2019. This has been an insane pace to find the right tools so that lives can be spared for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. This virus causes respiratory symptoms and in extreme cause put it in intensive care with a ventilator and it has ended many lives. The modelling of how the virus spreads were the main cause for putting the Global Community on “Red Alert” with that we must remember that with an Exponential Curve of spread means that health official most looks atlas 5 years down the road even if they do not tell the public. If at the end of the 5 years they see a high rate of spreading action should be taken now as if that those extreme numbers have occurred. To some the doubter out there this might make the type of actions more realistic. To our official, they should make sure that more of us in the general public understand what this means. So, doubter and opportunist take flight armed with misinformation that can hurt us in the public because it scares and angers us because either we think “OMG I am going to die” or “ will never let some government take my rights away without a fight.”
The race is on the save the human race and win the war against COVID-19 has it broken out around the world. Like any other war, we must mobilize to build weapons and tools to fight back against the enemy. One the biggest tools during wartime is propaganda and installing fear into the general public so they join the rally against the evildoers that we are fighting against so we develop motivational sayings to keep people focused on fight the enemy and evildoers. This same propaganda will mobilize innovators in the development of tools and weapons the will aid in the fight against the enemy. There is a problem with this type of thinking in a war against a microbe and in a society that has the ability to share information almost at the speed of light and thought. Some of the tools that were developed where unregulated and in the worst cases just simply did not work. Other tools that work for one purpose are misused and put more lives in danger that they can save. Data share is angle toward with a line of fear instead of with a line to gain trust. We have health official with information gathering problem being directed by politicians not go outside official lines to find fixes and help with processing data in a manner that will help us live without fear. This is a race so some safety measure of been altered in order to find a viable vaccine to give the public immunity against this “invisible killer.” The usual pace for developing a vaccine takes years of testing and research so it is proven not only to work to kill the virus but it also does not kill the people being dosed. The global health official allowed for vaccine testing steps to happen simultaneously. The usual process testing happens one step at a time. To hurry the process to of find and releasing a vaccine, the WHO a supporting Government allowed the pharmaceutical manufacturer to fast track testing and safety in order to find a solution to “herd immunity.” The fact remains the WHO has warned the world global leader that a massive pandemic is possible and to put measures in place to prevent it from happening. The measure and testing are in place to ensure accuracy and safety. During the course of the pandemic in 2020 has seen people questioning the accuracy of testing and maybe rightfully so when we considerable the delays in certifying testing methods and regulating what accurate test results should look like.
Misinformation and hurried science have fuelled people’s fear and sense of uncertainty. People are reacting with protests that governments are violating our right to freedom. Minority group are calling foul because of the hole in treatment. Group of people that have been left without voices are almost totally forgotten and some people with disabilities have been left alone to die in silence. There has been more than one can where a person who is known to have trouble speaking out for themselves have been forgotten by staff and families members left helpless to do anything to save a loved one because of measures place that prevented them for visiting or communicating with a beloved family member. Stories of the number of sick that are going to invade hospital ER’s has prevented people from getting the help needed to live well. People with conditions that affect breathing and heart conditions have been afraid to go get medical attention until it is nearly too late because of the fear of getting COVID-19. In some areas the fear seems to be unfounded because the emergency rooms are nearly empty. What we need accuracy in reporting to the public so we know how to help our families with knowledge. At the current moment, the public is being fed a diet of misinformation and fear. Our public health official should remember that the general public can understand science and has the right to question what is going on in our community. Fear is the reigning king right now when all we hear are the number of cases, the number of dying and the number of dead. The government hands us a bunch of bandaids to pay our bills when they could have put together a comprehensive plan year ago that would have become active as the emergency started. A comprehensive plan would do things to protect the citizens of our community while the economy was lean and keep us fed while food was hard to ship. Without such a plan we have fear and expenses filling our minds and homes.
The World Health Organization has warned that a pandemic on this scale is possible and that governments should be prepared and there should be global tools to help smaller countries with fewer resources. We need to join solidarity some all the people around the world are protected. As result without such a global plan other work that has been done to curb epidemic levels of infectious diseases like malaria, polio, Ebola and aids is now in jeopardy. The Director-General of the WHO has issued warning that we need to get COVID-19 under control so that medication for simple conditions like diabetes can be shipped into remote areas of the world where people die from complications. In our own backyard surgeries from cancer patients had been halted, putting lives in jeopardy because ICU beds would be needed for victims of the pandemic. The question we need to ask official are we really prepared has the next Cover Variant arrives in our community and will we be given real information to us live?