“It was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
– Adapted from A Tale of Two Cities authored by
With the advent of coronavirus vaccines, the winter of despair could well be followed by the spring of hope, to paraphrase Dickens. The past months have brought out several vaccines, which would soon be given to people worldwide. This is especially an
important moment for people with Diabetes, because they are vulnerable to more severe COVID-19 when compared to people without Diabetes. Hopefully, some priority for vaccination would be given to people with Diabetes. As featured in this issue of Diabetes Health, two specific types of vaccines, i.e. the mRNA and adenovirus vaccines, seem to hold
the greatest promise. Will vaccination need to be given more frequently? Will newer mutants overcome the vaccine’s protection? When will life go back to the “old normal”? Only time will tell. What we know is this: communicable diseases caused by viruses such as coronavirus can be overcome by vaccination. But at present, there is no vaccination for non-communicable diseases like Diabetes. Or, is there one?
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