Editor Says: Why we should not refuse the Covid-19 vaccine

SINGAPORE - Editor Says is a new weekly video series where Mr Warren Fernandez, editor of The Straits Times, discusses the top story of the week, why it matters and what's next.

It is released around the same time as the ST Editor's Picks newsletter, which is curated by Mr Fernandez, who is also Singapore Press Holdings' English/Malay/Tamil Media Group editor-in-chief, every Friday.

In the seventh episode of Editor Says on Friday (Dec 11), he speaks on why getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is an act of solidarity.

It is natural to feel scared of the pain or any side effects, but given the near miracle of the breakthrough Covid-19 vaccine, it would be unconscionable if we refuse it while expecting healthcare workers to put their lives on the line, says Mr Fernandez. In this battle, no one is safe until we are all safe.

The Editor Says video is a way for readers who are on the go to get a quick look at a story or discussion that stood out during the week.

There will also be a podcast version of the episode that goes out every Friday afternoon on The Straits Times' channel on audio apps Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts, and on Google Home and Nest devices.

It will also be aired on SPH's Money FM 89.3 radio station on Friday at 4.55pm.

For a more detailed read and for more picks by Mr Fernandez, readers can subscribe to and read the newsletter, which has more than 370,000 subscribers.

"The Editor Says video and podcast are part of The Straits Times' efforts to bring you content across platforms, as more and more people are reading and following us in different ways throughout the day," said Mr Fernandez.

"So you can read the ST Editor's Picks newsletter sent to your e-mail inbox on your device, and you can also catch the Editor Says video or hear the podcast while on the go," he said.