You may or may not know that Mongolia promised its people a Covid-free summer and Bahrain said that there would be a return to normal life on its way.
More than that, Seychelles aimed to jump-start the economy. But, unfortunately, all these three nations put their faith in the easily accessible Chinese-made vaccines which would allow them to roll out some programs at a time when the world was struggling badly.
Sadly, instead of freedom from the coronavirus, all three countries are now battling a surge in infections.
“China kicked off its vaccine diplomacy campaign last year by pledging to provide a shot that would be safe and effective at preventing severe cases of COVID-19. Less certain at the time was how successful it and other vaccines would be at curbing transmission,” according to Seattle Times.
Not an effective prevention
Some examples from several countries suggest that the Chinese vaccines may not be very effective at preventing the spread of the virus, particularly the new variants.
The experiences of those countries lay bare a harsh reality that is facing a post-pandemic world: “The degree of recovery may depend on which vaccines governments give to their people,” the same online publication noted.
In the Seychelles, Chile, Bahrain and Mongolia, 50% to 68% of the populations have been fully inoculated, outpacing the United States.
“If the vaccines are sufficiently good, we should not see this pattern,” said Jin Dongyan, a virus expert at the University of Hong Kong. “The Chinese have a responsibility to remedy this.”
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Drastic measures about vaccination against the novel coronavirus
Now, it seems that some of the world leaders are taking drastic measures in order to get people to accept the vaccines.
CNN just revealed that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.
Terrible news about Delta covid variant
Delta, first identified in India, has the potential “to be more lethal because it’s more efficient in the way it transmits between humans and it will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill, have to be hospitalized and potentially die,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said.