This morning I received information that two acquaintances have died due to COVID 19 despite HAVING TAKEN BOTH THE CORONA VACCINE SHOTS This increased my skepticism about the vaccine. Frankly, I suspect that it is nothing more than a placebo. A few days ago DW said all her relatives had got vaccinated and we should also do so. "Stay put" I said"If we go to a hospital or vaccination center, the chances are very high that we will catch Ms.Corona, It is riskier to go for vaccination than to stay home in social isolation" She agreed and all three of us have remained unvaccinated so far. enjoying our isolation from the rest of the world. I suppose we can afford the luxury since we have a house of our own where there are days when we remain in isolation from each other without coming into contact. I suppose this is not possible for people living in apartment blocks. Studies in Mumbai have shown that the virus has spread faster in flat blocks than in individual houses. Since Mumbai is a city of flats for both rich and poor, the impact of the virus is very high. Same is the case in Delhi,. In the apartment block where I own a flat COVIUD 19 came down like a clap of thunder. My tenants; family caught it but mercifully recovered. . Three people who were our ex-neighbors died. As far as the history of vaccine development goes, vaccines for diseases like smallpox and polio have taken about a decade to develop, Rustling up a vaccine in six months or a year makes me skeptical. Instant noodles, instant coffee, yes? But instant vaccine? So ladies and gentlemen. I prefer to strictly follow the protocol for the pandemic. Social isolation (I love it. No need to run into fools and suffer pointless conversation) strict hygiene. And I haven't even stepped out of my home since the onset of COVID 19, I don't have to.. For those who have to step outside to earn their daily bread, follow the protocols strictly please, and best of luck with the vaccine! But I personally feel going for the vaccine is like playing Russian roulette: the bullet might enter your head or it might not.