There is a very bright light shimmering at the end of the vaccine tunnel. Now that we appear to be approaching that wonderful day when everyone can be vaccinated, the people who are our sitting Opposition, the United National Congress, want to know the cost. This cost they query regarding vaccine purchase, be it Sinopharm/Johnson and Johnson, or otherwise, could negatively affect their political image. Always remember, political image is everything.
Every single citizen deserves to be vaccinated. As long as the vaccines are approved for use by the World Health Organisation (WHO) we are good to go. We have to be ready. We have no choice left but the will to live.
Who really cares about the cost? We will find the money to pay. This is sweet T&T, where, from buying a new car, a nice Carnival costume to paying $1,500 for a ticket to go to a fete, we do not care about the cost. So why worry about vaccines that could save lives?
Even if the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF) has to be raided, we should be buying because the money will be spent on we the people. Is the HSF a framed picture for hanging on a wall?
All citizens, PNM/UNC/third parties, the sitting-on-the-fence last-minute voters, all want to be alive at the end of the pandemic.
Unnecessary fault-finding at every single turn is not good political strategy.
Why make yourself look small and cheap?
The life of each citizen is priceless.