Another week ends and we are looking at the second half of 2021 very soon. This was a very quiet week for us and nothing really happened.
Singapore has vaccinated nearly 6 million residents now with about 3 million residents fully vaccinated and will increase to daily vaccination rate to 80 thousand doses daily, up from 47 thousand. This respresents about 36% of the population with a plan for two thirds of the population to be fully vaccinated by Singapore’s National Day. And there are also plans to ease our restrictions once that magical number is hit, hopefully sometime in mid-July.
India has given out 300 million doses with 52 million people fully vaccinated, accounting for 3.9% of its population. Worldover, nearly 3 billion people have been given at least one dose of vaccine and about 805 million fully vaccinated accounting for 10.4% of the world’s population. We still have far to go to achieve a world herd immunity of what experts say 75-80% of the world’s population being fully vaccinated so life can go back to a semblance of some normal. But as all things are wont to so, we know that things will get better, we have hope on our side.
And this segues very nicely into our quote for the week which is about hope and belief. When we believe, we are already hallway to achieving what we believe in according to Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States.
Please get vaccinated if you are eligible and convince those around you, in your family, your friends and your community about the benefits of vaccination if they are still on the fence. The faster everyone in the world gets vaccinated, the sooner we can get back to a normal life, the sooner we can start travelling. This is especially true for people like me who have parents and family living in another country and can’t see them unless travel gets normalised. Stay safe everyone!