When the Government security forces fought the Tiger rebels, the island’s citizens were united in throwing their weight behind helping ‘good’ defeat the ‘bad’. Several years later the emergence of the Covid pandemic was viewed as a bigger challenge than fighting a terrorist outfit. But sadly the citizens of this country are divided when addressing this national issue.
We hear false perceptions being spread that youngsters getting vaccinated would not be able to contribute to the task of adding to the population. These misconceptions spread rapidly and may even dwarf the opinion of medical experts. This half-baked mentality of the less educated is capitalized upon by the opposition and troublemakers. Hence the government’s target of seeing 70% of the population being vaccinated any time soon would be delayed.
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