As countries struggle to find a lasting solution to Covid-19 pandemic that has disabled economies, disrupted social life and killed millions of people around the world, there has been a rush to secure the Covid-19 vaccines.
However, there are concerns that the rush to get whichever vaccines available may cause more catastrophic health issues than Covid-19 itself.
South Africa on Sunday temporarily suspended use of a coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University after preliminary findings showed the jab had little impact on curbing mild-to-moderate illness due to a new variant strain. This is after the country received 1 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, which was intended to rollout this week.
According to RX Radio’s radio James Onen a.k.a Fatboy, it is possible that all these multinational companies that are rushing to make a vaccine are out there to make money and have not put in enough research into these vaccines and hence they may not be as effective as they claim.
"That's why I would advise that we do not rush to take any vaccines. It has been proven that fear makes people make irrational decisions and I think that is what is happening in this Covid-19 global scenario," Fatboy said on Tuesday's The Fatboy Show.
His co-host, Olive Najjuma however disagreed and argued that getting the Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible should be priority for every country right now.
"It might not be visible to you but a lot of people have lost their lives to Covid-19, also there are people that are living in fear every day. If there is a vaccine that can reverse this situation and helps us to go back to our normal lives, we should take it despite the reported cases where the vaccines have failed to work," she said.
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The Fatboy show is hosted by James Onen a.k.a. Fatboy and Olive Najjuma every weekday from 6.00am to 10.00am on RX Radio.
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