COVID-19 Infections Spread in World’s Most Vaccinated Nation While China Reports Few Cases for Most of the Pandemic

COVID-19 Infections Spread in World's most Vaccination Nation While China Reports Few Cases for Most of the Pandemic

Recently, the health minister of the Seychelles—the world’s most vaccinated country against COVID-19—declared that the situation involving COVID-19 became critical again despite the fact that about 62% of the Indian Ocean nation’s population is vaccinated. In an intense spike, the number of active cases on the island nation went from 612 on April 28 to 1,068 on May 3. With 98,000 people, the country is highly dependent on tourism and hence the health ministry undoubtedly felt pressure to scramble for mass vaccination with an aim at herd immunity. In January, they announced a deal with Sinopharm via a donation from the United Arab Emirates. Bloomberg reported that 59% of the island population were inoculated with this vaccine and the remainder with the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine known as Covishield in India, produced by Serum Institute of India. As the world’s most vaccinated nation, again at about 62%, this compares to Israel’s 55.9%. But now the country’s health minister, Peggy Vidot, recently reported in a press conference that “Despite of all the exceptional efforts we are making, the COVID-19 situation in our country is critical right now with many daily cases r...

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