The recent coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) pandemic is generating global interest as many remain waiting for responses to the cure. Up to date, there were 3 million deaths recorded around the World, while others are still struggling to battle with the pandemic. Scientists have been working hard to understand the virus since the middle of the 2020s. Currently, several vaccines have been developed successfully. It is believed the newly found vaccines can curb the virus up to 90%.
Malaysia, one of the developing countries in South-East Asia is not excluded from the pandemic too. Thousands were infected and the numbers of positive patients are yo-yoing every day. However, since February 2021, the country starting to receive their vaccines constantly from the company such as Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca, Sinovac, CanSino Biologics and Sputnik V. Meanwhile, the government has also come out with plans to vaccines all Malaysians in stages which include the mass vaccine registration through MySejahtera apps, online registration as well as manual registration. They anticipated by the end of 2021, 70% of the population will be vaccinated. Therefore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) together with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) have worked closely to make sure the target is achieved.
Though numerous efforts were done, many still question the side effect of the vaccines. This includes rumors that claim it causes blood clot, allergies, and the worst scenario it leads to death. It is also reported such rumors are widely circulated in the social media, which created chaos among Malaysians. As a result, only 37% of the population registered to get the vaccines. While others remain unknown. These phenomena clearly tell us that the country may not be successful to reach 70% of vaccination rate if nothing is done to highlight the matters.
Hence, you are to write an article regarding the matters. Your write-up must:
- Focus on the urgency to get every Malaysians to register for the vaccines.
- Convince Malaysians that vaccines are safe and compatible in fighting Covid-19
- Emphasis of the spirit of togetherness (Malaysia-Boleh)