Society’s struggles with Covid-19

I have seen videos of those who are against mask wearing in the US asking others to take off their masks.

Isn’t it freedom of choice they are preaching? If so, it is the person’s choice to mask up as much as it is his/her right not to mask up.

Anyway, the recent years have been marred by violence and instability in many countries, including US. This is truly unfortunate.

However, it is understandable as we are all humans and we are flawed. Our biases blind us and our stubbornness and egos exacerbate our downfall. Instead of agreeing to disagree and finding common grounds, we argue and push our own narratives upon others and hate it when others do it back to us.

How do you discern facts from myth when people are getting information overload, especially in this Information Age?

In regards to Covid-19 and vaccination, at the time of writing this, I can only think of two – common sense and trust.

Common sense:
It is true that the vaccine is new and while there are efficacy studies, I can understand one’s hesitance towards it. However, personally, the alternative is the chance of Covid and the sickness, or even death, that it may bring. Thus, for me, I decided to go for the vaccine and to mask up as a personal choice.

Trust:
While I do not support the ruling party blindly, I trust that, generally, they are doing their part to ensure that Singapore continues to grow albeit working through challenges as to what kind of Singapore we want to grow towards, eg. a more compassionate one or one that promotes elitism, these are topics for debate at another time. Thus, I believe their narrative that our process to ensure vaccines are safe is sound.

As a Libra, I always try to stay neutral because I understand there are two sides of a coin. Not taking any sides but always hoping that logic would prevail and that we will evolve out of our flaws sooner than later.

Stay safe my friends and we will get through Covid-19 as we have with many other pandemics.

We are flawed but definitely resilient.

PS: Just a random ranting and I respect if you have other views. Feel free to comment but I will not be debating. 😊

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