It’s time to do our duty


“REGISTER, keep your appointment – let’s all heal faster” (The Star Says, June 13; online at bit.ly/star_heal) must be urgently heeded by all Malaysians. Whether it is Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca or Sinovac, all vaccines have been tested. Remember the consistent medical experts’ advice that the jabs far outweigh the tiny chances of any serious side effects.

A fortnight ago, we had a surge of Covid-19 infections that surpassed India in terms of infection rate per capita. The jabs can’t come soon enough and must be rolled out systematically. Together with Covid-19 safe practices, they should bring life back to our economy and society.

More than anything now,we need a united “whole community” push towards achieving herd immunity. It is about protecting our collective community.

As US President John F. Kennedy famously said “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”.

It is our individual responsibility, even duty, to get the jab – not just for yourself but also for the family, the community and the country.



SZE LOONG STEVE NGEOW

Kajang, Selangor

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