The Vaccine Was Developed, But How Will It Reach Us?

It now seems certain that an important part of the problem with the Coronavirus, the vaccine, is being solved. Two companies have already developed vaccines with 90% effectiveness or higher.

So much had been written about how difficult it would be – there was great uncertainty – to create a vaccine. Most said that even in the event that a vaccine was discovered, its effectiveness would reach only about 30-50%.

And so the ‘miracle’ happened.

It is now only a matter of FDA approval – which is expected soon, even in the coming weeks.

The next stages are those of production – 22.5 million vaccine doses will be produced and distributed by these two companies by the end of the year.

Again, the ‘experts’ tell us that both of these stages are very difficult to accomplish. Billions of vaccines will be needed, all over the world, entailing a process so complicated that their distribution will be almost impossible.

In other words, it will take a long time for the vaccine to reach us, the users, and we will have to fight to obtain it.

So the question arises as to which groups of people should be given priority.

I think it is both right and fair that the first to get the vaccine are those on the front lines: doctors, nurses, etc. These people are in danger – and there are more cases than we know – of losing their lives to protect ours.

Next should be people working in what we call "essential jobs," such as workers at pharmacies, supermarkets, etc.

Without them, how would we survive?

And immediately after that, priority should be given to people at the most vulnerable ages, those over 65 years old.

And, of course, the vaccine should be free.


Ultimately, we are faced with two critical questions regarding the event held at the White House in the name of Greek Independence.

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