There is a difference between managing and leading, and so far the govt has been doing the best they can to manage this crisis, and now It's time to lead us out of it by giving us a finish line we can see, and a plan to get there.
Biden promised Americans July 4th as their finish line, their reward even … so that American citizens can see an end to their troubles.But it's a conditional promise.
I know, not everyone is a fan of Carnival, but regardless of what you think about it, carnival is a vital sign of our country.
It's a reason we're on the map,
a mood-lift for the country, and
a breeding ground for our culture.
And guess what, Christmas will also benefit because if we are to have a normal carnival season, our social emergence must begin in December, in time to have a normal Christmas as well.
And define the plan to get there.On Sept 29th 2020 our PM declared carnival 2021 cancelled.
As soon as the numbers start turning around wouldn't it be great to hear our PM say in a press conference soon ...
If he said something like that, Carnival 2022 could then be the goal to harness the power of our people to beat this virus.
To get to herd immunity I think we'll need something like 70% of the adult population vaccinated.That's going to mean 100K per month beginning in June, ramping up to well over 200K a month as everybody needs a second dose.
Govt needs to get the vaccines and set up the infrastructure to make this level of vaccination possible.And they may need to mount a PNM elections-scale campaign, to communicate how to get the vaccines, and why they are safe and effective.
And we the people of TnT, need to do our part as well.Once we can see the finish line, once carnival 2022 is declared our goal—for example—I know we can endure the social distancing, mask-wearing, and staying positive.
Our govt has the power to declare the finish line that we all need to motivate us to endure, not like a fairy tale, but actually as something we can achieve if we all work together.
We don't have to have everything in place before declaring such a goal.
JFK declared America was going to the moon without any idea of how to make that happen, and Winston Churchill certainly didn't know how he would prevail against the Nazis when he told the British people this would be their FINEST HOUR.
And maybe we'll have to have to postpone carnival by a couple months, but let's shoot for the stars and settle for the moon if need be.
I think the people of Trinidad and Tobago are up to such a challenge. I hope our government is up to it as well.