There is a vaccine for COVID-19 and people in Coahoma County are taking it.
A year ago at this time we were peacefully unaware of a threat gradually gathering strength in Wuhan, China. And as all disease is no respecter of people or person, it soon found its way to our shores and our community.
COVID-19 changed our world.
And then the nation with the greatest healthcare system in the world began the process of developing a vaccine.
By December, national regulatory authorities had approved six vaccines for public use: two RNA vaccines (tozinameran from Pfizer–BioNTech and mRNA-1273 from Moderna), two conventional inactivated vaccines (BBIBP-CorV from Sinopharm and CoronaVac from Sinovac), and two viral vector vaccines (Gam-COVID-Vac from the Gamaleya Research Institute and AZD1222 from the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca).
American’s love a choice and we are now blessed with that opportunity.
The next step is to figure out an effect and fair way to get the vaccine into the arms of Americans.
We understand there are people in this community who have already thrown their weight around and stepped to the front of the line. That is so un-American, selfish and is discrimination to the core.
Your Clarksdale Press Register has also heard local reports of medical professionals who do not want to take the vaccine. We have all heard street talk of those who don’t trust government and don’t trust the safety of the vaccine.
To quote an ole 1978 tune, “What a fool believes, he sees.”
To balance that thought, let us clarify that no one at the Clarksdale Press Register is a doctor. This is a decision every individual in this great nation must make.
While COVID-19 stole many of our freedoms, this is still America were you really can’t make anyone do anything they really don’t want to do. All we ask is you seek the truth and choose wisely.
An effective vaccine for COVID‑19 will save trillions of dollars in the global economy and open stores and restaurants in Clarksdale.
If you don’t want to take the vaccine, please step out of line and let others have a shot.