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37 | I'm Now Partially Vaccinated, But...
This week, I released a video 🎬 about St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 🚀. This video is about 3 lessons I unexpectedly learned from this place. In case you don't get the notification, every time I post a new video, you can get an alert by clicking here. 🎞️
Before you watch the video, I just want to say that there's one lesson at the end of that video that I keep struggling to incorporate into my life.
Last Tuesday 11th I had my vaccination appointment. So I got the first dose of AstraZeneca. In the UK this vaccine is very common for obvious reasons. The NHS should text me back in 4-12 weeks for the second dose. 💉
I'm not sure if I should be happy or not. You're right to think I'm brave with all the scientific and political storm around AZ. However, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the vaccine offers a good level of protection, most side effects are mild to moderate and they concluded that the benefits are greater than its risks, therefore it's authorised and safe to use at the time I write this newsletter. The WHO is in regular contact with the EMA. You can read all details from the EMA here.
That doesn't mean it's approved for use in every country. That's a call that the local nations will need to make. In the UK, it's approved and safe to use at the moment.
I think this vaccine is becoming a lesson in terms of how our systems and politics are struggling to cope with the pandemic. Once the dust settles, let's hope that this lesson is about communication rather than profits.
Let me stay away from the media and stick for a moment to the scientific evidence and official organisms such as the WHO and EMA. Let me have a taste of happiness in the middle of this storm. 🙏
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🎯 This Week’s Quote
“Just about everything you learned in school about life is wrong, but the wrongest thing might very well be this: Being well rounded is the secret to success.”
The Dip by Seth Godin
📝 This Week's Blog Post
I’m back from this special spot in the Caribbean, so I’m not just going to explain why I think this is one of the best islands in the world but I’m also going to share 3 lessons I learned from St. Thomas in the USVI.
Read more: 3 Unexpected Lessons from St Thomas
🎥 This Week's Video
Travelling to the Caribbean brings the opportunity to google “Top Things To Do”. I challenge that and let's go beyond that and see if we can see the underlying message. I talk about this in the latest St. Thomas USVI video. Here's the video.
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