Are COVID Vaccines being Distributed based on Social Class?

SourceAl Bawaba
SectorHealthcare
CountryMiddle east

One thing is constant in the human ecosystem – class struggle. According to Karl Marx, “The history of all hitherto existing societies is the history of class struggles”. There is perhaps, no other country where the fault-lines of class are well accented like in Nigeria — where the rich secrete themselves in vulgar mansions with ramparts flanked by slums and where the elite hedge themselves about with phalanxes of police officers, and even conscripting the security officers into their household servantry. But I think Nigeria is where there is ‘’no’’ class struggle. The deprived class has been viciously emasculated to even revolt against the predatory order.

The elite keep the people down, adding layers and layers of yokes on their burdened backs. Even during a deadly pandemic that should ordinarily unite humans of all classes, the emphasis on class is loud. I understand there were some isolation centres in Abuja, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, unofficially designated as ‘’big people’’ centres. Nigerians witnessed how relief items donated by a body of private organisations to attenuate the adverse economic impact of the pandemic on struggling citizens were hoarded, and some of them diverted and appropriated by members of the elite. Some ...read more...