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COMMENT | On the eve of the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout

COMMENT | The arrival of the Pfizer BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine has brought with it a glimmer of hope to the Malaysian public in the ongoing fight against this pandemic.

For the record, on the eve of the fall of the Pakatan Harapan government on Feb 24, 2020, never did we imagine our cumulative cases will be fast approaching 300,000, with a death toll of over a thousand and an alarming number of brought-in-dead (BID) Covid-19 victims.

The National Vaccination Plan that prioritises front-liners as the first recipients of the vaccines is certainly the right step forward. In addition, teachers, especially those in the at-risk groups who will start their teaching responsibilities soon in primary schools as well as those living in nursing and elderly care homes, should also be in the first group of those to receive the vaccine.

Be that as it may, there are however pertinent issues that need to be immediately...

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