Quantcast

Covid Surges In World’s Most Vaccinated Nation

Seychelles has fully vaccinated 62.2% of its population | Covid-19 has hammered island nation’s tourism economy

BLOOMBERG – Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against Covid-19 than any other country, has closed schools and canceled events as infections surge.

“Despite all the exceptional efforts we are making, the Covid-19 situation in our country is critical right now with many daily cases reported last week,” the nation’s health minister said Tuesday.

The Indian Ocean nation of 98,000 acted quickly to begin vaccinations in January using a donation of Chinese vaccines from the UAE. It has procured other vaccines since.

By April, 59% of the doses administered were Sinopharm vaccines and the rest were Covishield, a version of AstraZeneca’s shot made in India.

To date, 62% of its eligible population is fully vaccinated. That compares with 56% for Israel, the next most vaccinated nation. Officials gave little detail on what could be behind the infection surge …

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

Click here to read more. 

India is suffering immensely under the weight of Covid. Now its failures are threatening much of the world

By Dinesh Thakur May 5, 2021

STAT NEWS – When Covid-19 began sweeping across the globe in 2020, many experts expected India to be the vaccine savior of the developing world. That thought bubble has burst.

In the early days of the pandemic, as multiple vaccines were being rushed into clinical trials, intellectual property laws and patents were being viewed as big barriers that would prevent low-income countries from accessing lifesaving vaccines. That hasn’t come to pass. Instead, the real problems stem from the abject lack of procurement planning by a country that has immense vaccine manufacturing capacity and its shoddy regulatory oversight.

Of the five of vaccines developed so far in the Global West, at least three companies — Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, and Novavax — licensed their technologies to Indian manufacturers as far back as last year.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) licensed its technology for the Sputnik V vaccine to Hyderabad-based Dr. Reddy’s. And the Indian government, in partnership with Bharat Biotech, another Hyderabad-based company, has developed a vaccine called Covaxin. There is no shortage of vaccine candidates for the low-income countries.

Click here to read more. 

 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

TRENDING

GMO Salmon Producers Find Giant Loophole In US Labeling Laws

Biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. announced that it is harvesting several tons of genetically modified salmon, which will soon be sold at restaurants and other “away-from-home” dining retailers around the country where the federal GMO labeling law does not apply.

“Should I reschedule my mammogram if I recently received the COVID-19 vaccine?”

“The most important thing patients should understand is that there is no danger of breast cancer associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and you should plan on getting your vaccines as soon as you are eligible.”

US Rep.: Biden Spends 22x More on Illegal Alien Childcare Vs. Americans

HEADLINE USA – Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, attacked President Joe Biden‘s administration for its reckless spending on care for illegal immigrant children while neglecting...

States Return Unwanted Vaccines To Federal Agencies

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that two states have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated.

Scores Lose Jobs For Refusing Vaccine

Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.USA TODAY – Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.

Bought And Paid For: Big Pharma Doles Out Campaign Cash To 2,400 Legislators

WASHINGTON — State lawmakers in Oregon have tried to lower high drug prices from nearly every angle: They’ve sought to cap how much people can...

Only “Armageddon” Can Stop Tokyo Olympics Now: Officials

THE GUARDIAN – When the trickle of Olympic athletes arriving in Tokyo turns into a deluge next month, more than 11,000 competitors will find...

New Tech Could Doom Invasive Pythons

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help hunters more effectively track down these invasive snakes, especially at night.

Cal. Dems. Want $100 Million For ‘Health Equity’

KAISER HEALTH NEWS, SACRAMENTO — After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov....

Biden’s Plan To Give Free Vaccines To The World

MAWGAN PORTH, England (AP) — One year ago, the U.S. was the deadliest hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the cancellation of the Group...
- Advertisement -