'In years to come I might celebrate my Covid anniversary'
- Credit: Archant
My Covid anniversary came and went in October without comment from friends or colleagues. How could those around me fail to mark the occasion?
The answer, obviously, is that my brush with Covid came with two weeks of feeling bloody awful and no long lasting effects. I was lucky.
Back then the vaccines were still a pipe dream and it was a roll of the dice as to whether you would struggle to breath. I didn't.
The fear of the plague was different for us in the UK back then, but nobody who knows what they’re talking about claims this is over.
The arrival of Omicron (which sounds like the Transformer who stole Christmas) is only a reminder that mutations will happen as long as the disease is spreading.
And the disease will keep spreading as long as the world remains unvaccinated.
And the world will remain unvaccinated as long as the wealthy West fails to deliver on its vaccine promises to other nations and, in fact, goes further.
- 1 Girl reported missing from Hackney found
- 2 Man arrested over two separate rape allegations - one previously unknown to police
- 3 Woman, 31, cleared of murdering man in Hackney
- 4 Man's head and hand slashed in Hackney knife attack
- 5 Come Dine With Me calls on east London restaurants for new show
- 6 Sentencing delayed for 'audacious' fraudster who conned Hackney hotel staff
- 7 Wanted: Man known to commit offences on train and tube network
- 8 Hackney woman fined £12,000 for hosting birthday bash a day after No 10 parties
- 9 Three jailed after 'horrific' revenge attack on teenage boy near Finsbury Park
- 10 Dumpling Shack announces plans for Hackney restaurant
The UK has indeed done very well when it comes to vaccines, but we’re not an island (you know what I mean).
Without a global vaccination success, thousands will continue to die. And the UK will be at the mercy of mutations.
The vaccines have been invented, and the production lines are working – we now need governments to show the political will to get the doses to every population in the world, monied or not.