The Oasis Reporters
December 22, 2020
The move by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in being the first amongst his country men and women to take a shot of the Covid-19 Pfizer/Biontech vaccine on live TV was a masterstroke to reassure the citizenry that it was safe to do so.
Nigeria’s Femi Fani-Kayode, ex Federal minister of Aviation tweets @realFFK that “It is no longer news that we are going through a second wave of Covid 19. What is news is that with this particular strain of the Chinese disease people contract it, fall ill & usually drop dead just after two days later unlike before when it usually took two weeks. God help us.”
In the midst of the second wave of coronavirus spread, tweets:
With COVID cases surging worse than ever, getting vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do. But until the vaccine is widely available, socially distancing and wearing masks will actually save even more lives, and alleviate the pressure on healthcare workers.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) December 21, 2020
AP news reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was vaccinated against the coronavirus on live television Saturday, becoming the first Israeli and one of the world’s leaders to be inoculated.
Israel is set to begin vaccinating its health workers and nursing home residents beginning Sunday. Netanyahu said he wanted to be the country’s first recipient to set a personal example and to encourage Israelis to get the shot. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was vaccinated Friday in a similar attempt to boost public confidence in COVID-19 vaccines.
“I believe in this vaccine,” he said before receiving the injection of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine at the Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv. Netanyahu rolled up the right sleeve of his black, short-sleeve shirt and waited for several minutes before receiving the injection. He called it an “exciting moment” that would put Israel on the path to returning to its normal routines”.
The Israeli leader’s bold attempt had helped to douse public anger over Netanyahu’s handling of the Covid-19 surge. He initially tamed it by shutting the nation’s borders, but a later relaxation brought bedlam to the tiny Middle Eastern country, surrounded by Arab neighbors, with several degrees of open and hidden animosities within.
One leader who has won global acclaim for her handling of the Covid-19 response is New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern. While many countries in the West have had deaths in 6 figures within months, New Zealand recorded 30 deaths.
This second surge in the Christmas season is said to be of a worse strain, and it is not friendly. Citizens of the world are urged to take precautions. Observe all rules meticulously and stay safe.
Written by Greg Abolo.