If you were having coffee with me, I would usher you in to my corner of internet, you know where everything is I trust, anyway, we are having shots in celebration with my South African visitors who had their liquor ban eased this past week *Cheers*
It was a measure in curbing the spread of COVID though I really would like someone to sit down with me and explain how an alcohol ban would achieve this. One of my last #CoffeeChats was with Ashler Jaya Beverage Whisperer (in my head I read that similar to Dr Quinn Medicine Woman) and got a couple of comments from people in South Africa who couldn’t wait for the liquor ban to end, so they could try out some cocktails…
If you were having coffee with me, I would tell you that a clever person could just spin a story that alcohol shots can cure COVID and boom liqour sales would go through the roof. I mean just look at what has happened to the ingredients for home cures as people turn to herbs and steaming… I wrote an article about how COVID Is Taking Us Back To Our Roots both literally and figurative, check it out and do let me know if you have encountered any traditional home remedies.
Medical professionals have doubts about home remedies as they are not supported by scientific research and its said that people who recover with the aid of home remedies and herbal cures would likely have still recovered without any other intervention. NOTE while some home cures can alleviate symptoms there is difference between that and actually curing. So remember to mask up and stay safe.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that the Vaccine Campaign is proving to be quite the logistical nightmare (and also a minefield riddled with corruption and just plain incompetence) If I was president I would just say hey put the vaccine shots in shots of liquor then sit back and watch half the population vaccinate itself without further convincing. I am not one to say no to free shots.
Speaking of free shots I would tell you that earlier in the week the Minister of Finance announced that to bolster the government’s vaccination procurement, private citizens would be required to pay for the vaccine or something to that effect but later a clarification was issued that the statement had been taken out of context and the vaccine would indeed be free to all Zimbabwean Citizens
And then later the government was welcoming and inviting donations from the private sector to compliment the government’s efforts in the procurement for of a vaccine.
As an ordinary citizen I cant help wondering what everyone is drinking, I thought the government had a surplus of money in the fiscal policy and had set aside a 100 million towards 10 million vaccines now they want donations and curiously MTN donated 25 million to secure 7 million vaccines for the African Union, where are we shopping?
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that South Africa took delivery of its first batch of 1 million vaccines in the past week and have now had to pause their vaccine roll out after study showed that AstraZeneca was not very effective against the South African variant of the virus.. Bummer, oh yeah, and the vaccine they received on 1 February expires in April… wouldn’t want to be in charge of those logistics.
I bet the president of Tanzania is just laughing at all this drama as he said that Tanzania is not making any plans for vaccinations and that they were probably harmful. “If the white man was able to come up with vaccinations, he should have found a vaccination for Aids, cancer and TB by now,” said Magafuli, besides they declared Tanzania COVID Free way back in June last year and people encouraged to take herbal remedies and practise steaming.
A local prophet last month trended after he announced how vaccines tempered with our DNA and were designed to stop Africans from thinking properly which was responsible for our poverty and underachievement. He urged governments not to rush to vaccine without substantial research.
Well vaccines or not the results for grade seven examinations are out and have a very low pass rate with some schools in remote areas getting zero passes. Everyone is blaming everyone else for the bad grades teachers the government, the government the teachers, but between that and the pandemic, lockdown and the gap between those who can afford online learning, there lies the answer. I worry about the future of education.
If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that it’s the silly season with Valentine “specials” on promotion everywhere… It’s a great time to be a florist I have seen flowers going for 700USD and yeah all I can say is bloom in your own lane…
I was saddened to learn of the death of Christopher Plummer who will always be Captain von Trapp to me.. So, long, farewell adieu to you.
So whats going in yur neck of the woods have you got your shot yet haha?
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