People’s Water Board Coalition
BLOG: Covid Vaccines: Let’s Talk About It!
Hello Again, Beloved Community, I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. Let’s talk about Vaccines for covid how do you feel about them and what do you know? Are they safe; have they been tested adequately and why are so many still contracting covid after receiving the vaccine?
Looking at some facts, most medical professionals will say that the first and often best strategy against communicable diseases is simple hygiene and sanitation. This means having access to clean running water in your home to wash your hands and body and clean surfaces and most importantly to drink, nourishing and hydrating your body. Without this, you and your home will be teeming with bacteria and at high risk for viruses; diseases; and general malaise
Couple this with our community many who have not followed any of the guidelines to lessen or prevent the spread of covid, not social distancing; not masking up; and not staying at home unless necessary, along with unsure management of information given to the public; issues with the J&J vaccine and the fact that according to the Black Coalition Against covid-19 states that African American communities are impacted disproportionally by Covid-19 due to a plethora of issues including, abject poverty; extreme financial hardship; chronic diseases; lack of optimal healthcare and severe water and housing insecurities. (blackcoalitionagainstcoivd.org September 2021).
So what can we do as a community? We can follow recommended guidelines and continue to social distance and mask up regardless of the lockdown lift; we can work to get water affordability and access for all; get vaccinated, if possible; and fight for racial equality in our communities. Remember water is at the root of our collective healing. Contact us at http://www.peopleswaterboard.org, our FaceBook page; Twitter, or Instagram. THE PEOPLE’S WATER BOARD COALITION TURN THE WATER ON, KEEP THE WATER ON! WE NEED WATER AFFORDABILITY! with your thoughts and ideas, and subscribe to this blog. Until next time, keep your head above water!
Nicole Hill is a directly impacted resident of Detroit, a member of the People’s Water Board and Michigan Welfare Rights Organization, and a Tri-chair for the Poor People’s Campaign. She is a mother of 7 and is devoted to combating poverty on all levels through her work in water affordability and social change.