International recording artiste Shaggy says he will be at the front of the line once the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines are available in Jamaica.
Shaggy is not falling for the conspiracy theories about COVID-19 vaccines, as he told The Jamaica Observer that he’s ready and waiting.
“Mi deh a di front a the line,” Shaggy told the publication during an interview, joining the ranks of Prime Minister Andrew Holness and former prime ministers Bruce Golding and P J Patterson, who all said they were ready to take the vaccine once it becomes available on the island.
“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 explained.
He was making reference to the fact that COVID-19 is also known as SARS-CoV-2. The “It Wasn’t Me” singer added that he trusted the science behind the vaccine. He also said that many people believe that the vaccine was hurriedly created, but he believed that scientists had been preparing for this eventuality. “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.
He went on to say that the world economy was suffering, which is another reason he believed that the vaccine was legitimate because the world powers needed things to return to normal.
“Dem want to fix it. It’s not good business for them to make people die,” he said.