JAMAICAN Grammy triumph recording performing artist Shaggy has ignored conspiracy theories concerning COVID-19 vaccines and says he’s able to take the jab once it becomes on the market within the island.
“Mi deh a di front a the line,” Shaggy said. “This isn’t di first vaccine we’ve taken; we’ve taken many vaccines in our lives. How many years now we a see Chinese and other Asian people a walk roun’ wid mask pan dem face; SARS has been around for a long time. COVID is a part of SARS,” he noted.
“Scientists have been working on vaccines for the longest time,” he continued. In an understandable counter to skepticism concerning the speed with that the 2 most distinguished COVID-19 shots are developed by USA pharmaceutical big Pfizer together with its German partner BioNTech, and British pharmaceutical company company Moderna, since the novel coronavirus happening started in November last year.
“They didn’t just come up with a vaccine in a year. This has been in production for the longest time – they knew it was coming,” he said.
“Mi seh, line mi up [for the vaccine],” he added, arguing that fears about harm to people’s health from the vaccine make little sense.
“This is about money; this is about business. There’s too much money being lost right now with COVID. Dem want to fix it. It’s not good business for them to make people die,” he said.
“All dem things about chip inna yuh, we’re already chipped — it’s called a cellphone,” he said
“Come on man, let’s not buy into conspiracy theories,” urged Shaggy.
Shaggy joins Prime Minister Andrew Holness and former prime ministers Bruce Golding and P J Patterson, who have already indicated that they are ready to take the Jab.