2021 Week 24 Update

There is a tremendous amount of determination and resilience in the human spirit and when we fail, we discover new meanings to our lives, forcing us to reach deep to find solutions to the problems that have plagued us. This is exactly what this quote attributed to Winston Churchill tells us. Whenever we feel rejected and are bogged down by failure, we must remember that this is not the end, what matters is that we must brush it off, get up and fight more.

This brings us to the worldwide fight against COVID-19 with the help of vaccinations. Singapore has about 47% of the eligible people vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccine and the aim is to have at least 80% of the population vaccinated with at least the first dose by mid-August. Worldwide, about 21% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose and Asia is also pretty much at the same number. India’s 15.5% of the population has been vaccinated with at least one dose and has vaccinated about 15.5% of its population. I understand that the target to fully vaccinate the population is 31 December 2021, but at current levels of vaccinations, it would mean that the vaccine rates will need to four times more than the current rates to reach the target of 31 December.

This week, I was completely unproductive and I think it was a counterpoint to last week’s super productive week, so here’s hoping this coming week will be a good one for me. GG & BB also had a quiet week, though BB had to go back to school one day to make up for those lab lessons which had to be cancelled because of the restrictions last month.

That’s all from us this week, stay safe, stay masked and get vaccinated people!

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