The HGp pandemic
Gas Pump

Dear Editor,

On the heels of the shock and disorientation of the novel coronavirus pandemic comes the HGp — high gas price.

The symptoms are felt by every strata of society and impact every sector of citizenry.

A student complained to me recently that her taxi fare was raised by $20. The child lamented that this seemingly small increase was now affecting her lunch money budget.

Would it be surprising that the research has yet to be done on other symptoms of the HGp?

You, the reader, if also a motorist, may have declined to attend a function or two since the onset of HGp. You had to make the harsh decision to preserve your petrol to make it to work.

Has the reader been forced to “shelter in place” because the petrol just could not make it through the work week?

Fellow Jamaicans, fellow readers of other lands, the vaccine of battery-powered electric vehicles has been presented. What will your response be? What is the end product of this cure for the HGp?

Let us be sure to study the benefits and consequences, even as we are determined that better must come. Better must come!

Gregor Fong-Rose

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