My Take: By Taylor McClure

My Take: By Taylor McClure

Prioritizing vaccines makes sense when there are specific groups of people that are at higher risk to catch a virus, but who decides who is priority? If you have social media, then you know first-hand that someone who has ‘priority’ isn’t necessarily someone who is at high-risk. I think in some cases, priority is being confused with privilege. When you have the government telling you one thing only to scroll through your Instagram page to find that the Kardashian family was vaccinated so that they could throw a party, people will begin to wonder: why them and not me? In Quebec, the COVID-19 situation is constantly changing, priority groups are shifting and unclear, and people are told to wait their turn with little to no explanation as to why. I’ll wait my turn, as long as privilege is put to the back of the line.

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