Well being vs medicine

Having access to quality essential health-care services and to safe, effective, quality and affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all is a must. When it comes to healthcare, medicine plays a big part of it.

 

As the field I chose, medicine connects to this kind of healthcare because it provides services of its own. Medicine is the field of health and healing, it includes nurses, doctors and various specialists. It covers diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disease, medical research, and many other aspects such as vaccines. Medicine aims to promote and maintain health and well-being.

 

As to connect the access to a quality essential health-care services to a real issue in my local context, I would like to talk about the vaccines in the times of COVID-19. Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean’s CIUSSS claims that by the end of April, 40 000 vaccine doses for the COVID-19 will be provided. I see an issue in this affirmation since the ones getting the vaccine are the people aged of 75 years and more or the workers in the field of medicine. Now, don’t get me wrong, protecting our elders and the ones risking their lives among the viruses is a good thing. The problem is that they don’t have enough doses for everyone! In the beginning of March 2021, according to TVA Nouvelles, they claimed to be able to give everyone their first dose by the end of June, meaning an average of 30 000 doses per week. And now, they’re not sure if that affirmation can be possible anymore.

 

 

 

 Sources: 

“What is medicine”, MedicalNewsToday, November 16th, 2018, [Online]

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323679

 

 “40 000 doses de vaccins contre la COVID-19 attendues dans la région en avril’’, Radio-Canada, March 4th, 2021, [Online]

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1779758/doses-vaccins-covid-ciusss-avril

 

 ‘’Les citoyens du Saguenay vaccinés d’ici la fin juin’’, TVA Nouvelles, March 5th, 2021, [Online]

https://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2021/03/05/les-citoyens-du-saguenay-vaccines-dici-la-fin-juin


Picture:

 https://www.myamericannurse.com/nurses-struggling-on-the-frontline-of-covid-19/



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Comments

Emmanuelle Moquin April 9, 2021, 1:48 PM

I totally agree with the fact that the region that we are studying in isn’t receiving enough vaccines for everyone but I also think that Quebec in general and other countries have the same problem. Indeed, I read an article in the last month about the fact that the factory that does the vaccine Johnson and Johnson had to throw away millions of doses because they haven’t done the vaccine correctly. This is a major error that causes a lot of lateness in the vaccination of the U.S. population.

mathieu cloutier April 12, 2021, 5:44 PM

I agree with the fact that everyone should get vaccinated ASAP. I feel like our government lacked spine during the pandemic by just bending in front of others while we had everything to self sustain. I read an article recently about the fact that we already had a building made for manufacturing vaccines while they were just spending millions to build a new one in another spot. I feel like this is just a blatant misuse of our money but, who am I to judge.

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Daphnée Martel April 16, 2021, 12:26 AM

Just like you said, this subject is really relevant knowing the situation that the world is in right now. The vaccine has been in place for a few months now and we have been in this pandemic for over a year which made us see the “weakness” of our system. But I still personally think that we (Canadian) are lucky because when we compare our health-care services to others, we realise that not a lot of places have a system that works like ours. I also agree with you, the vaccine has been the main subject lately, but I don’t think it’s caused by the problem in medicine but mostly by the economy of our country.

Maxime Boivin April 16, 2021, 2:12 AM

Nice and interesting article! I agree with the comment by Daphnée that we are very lucky, as Canadians, to benefit from a nice and FREE healthcare system. But, I also agree with the fact that it is really disappointing how few vaccines are ready to be administered. It is very frustrating that we prioritize keeping the whole construction industry rolling instead of ending one of the worst crisis we faced in modern days concerning health. New luxuries condos can't wait for their construction, but dying relatives that contracted the disease can surely wait isolated form their loved ones another while.


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