Covid-19 vaccine offers fresh hope for humanity to work together - Yorkshire Post Letters
He spoke very sensibly saying that “the UK’s bond with Germany will endure and that Berlin is a city that embodies so much of the history of our continent, and all that we have all endured and been through”.
He stressed how the world needs more than ever to work together. He is correct, as our world has faced since February 2020 and is facing an enemy that is silent, ruthless, deadly and is no respecter of boundaries, race, religions, politics, left/right, customs, history, wealth nor poverty. Everywhere is suffering from coronavirus, Covid-19, but there is hope.
The news from the German company Pfizer and its Turkish scientists, and from the US firm Moderna about vaccines that appear safe and help to overcome this virus, plus about 40 other organisations working at speed to offer more good, safe vaccines is a positive.
On top of all this, perhaps men and women all around the world, will now realise how “jaw jaw is so much better than war war”.
The UK and the USA, as are many other areas in the world, split down the middle at the worst possible time.
But we have seen changes in America recently, the UK is going back to Government by Cabinet and Latin America is replacing “juntas” with democracy, for example.
If only those in power would talk and meet up with their opponents everybody would be so much better off.
I despair at times at the rank stupidity of men and women, but perhaps now we really do have a chance to improve. No man is an island.
From: Hilary Andrews, Nursery Lane, Leeds.
As an older person early in line for the Covid vaccine when it is rolled out, I would like to propose that the vaccine would be more effective if given to all essential workers and those who cannot work from home.
Most elderly folks are sticking to the face, hands and space message and thereby avoiding catching the infection. In addition the immune system of the elderly is weaker and therefore vaccines do not work as well, evidenced by the fact that the over 65-year-olds are given a stronger flu vaccine. Perhaps the scientists could rethink the strategy of the roll out?