Pope Francis: Everyone Must Take the Vaccine

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via Vatican News:

Responding to a question from Canale 5 journalist Fabio Marchese Ragona regarding vaccinating against the coronavirus, the Pope says, “I believe that ethically everyone must take the vaccine.” “It is not an option; it is an ethical action, because you are playing with your health, you are playing with your life, but you are also playing with the lives of others.”

He explains that, in the next few days, vaccinations will begin in the Vatican and he has booked himself for it. “Yes, it must be done,” he stresses, adding, if the doctors say the vaccine is safe and does not present “special dangers” to someone, then they should take it.

“There exists a suicidal denialism in this which I cannot explain,” the Pope said. He added that it is time to “think about the ‘we’ and erase for a period of time the ‘I’, putting it within brackets.” “Either we are all saved together or no one is saved.”