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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an acceptance that the only way to end it and return society to some sense of normalcy was going to be through the discovery of viable vaccines.

Achieving herd Immunity In The Era of Vaccine Hesitancy

Robert Sears in “The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child” states “most anti-vaccine books claim that all shots are bad, the diseases aren’t really anything to fear, and as long as you live a natural and healthy lifestyle, you don’t have to worry. I think this is a very irresponsible approach to the vaccine issue. Vaccines are beneficial in ridding our population of both serious and nonserious diseases.”

Further, the government will have to find innovative ways of funding the NHIS. The current funding structure has seen the scheme chronically indebted to service providers, resulting in threats of service withdrawal.

2021 and File image - Ghana's president Nana Akufo Addo was sworn for a 2nd term on January 7th , 2021. Beyond; A Health Wishlist

Seth Godin argues in Tribes that “leaders lead when they take positions, when they connect with their tribes, and when they help the tribe connect to itself.”

The cynicism around vaccine is not new, and has often been driven by a small hardcore group. This group has always understood the dynamics around vaccine acceptance and know that in every society ...

Dealing with the Pandemic Associated Infodemic

“The time will come when diligent research over long periods will bring to light things which now lie hidden. A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject and so, this knowledge will be unfolded only through long successive ages. There will come a time when our descendants will be amazed that we did not know things that are so plain to them. Many discoveries are reserved for ages still to come when the memory of us will have been effaced.” - Seneca

Our last check indicates that most of the vaccine stock that can be manufactured, should emergency use authorization be secured between now and June 2021, have been secured by just 15 countries.

Are We Prepared For The First COVID-19 Vaccine Vial?

Randy Pausch, in The Last Lecture states, “another way to be prepared is to think negatively. Yes, I’m a great optimist. but, when trying to make a decision, I often think of the worst-case scenario. I call it ‘the eaten by wolves’ factor.’ If I do something, what’s the most terrible thing that could happen? Would I be eaten by wolves? One thing that makes it possible to be an optimist, is if you have a contingency plan for when all hell breaks loose. There are a lot of things I don’t worry about because I have a plan in place if they do.”

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