The Indian Ocean island nation of Seychelles in eastern Africa has the highest vaccination rate in the world, with more than 60 percent of its population vaccinated, including nearly 60 percent with the Chinese national vaccine, but the epidemic is heating up, causing local residents to question the Chinese vaccine.
With a population of only about 100,000, 62% of the population of Seychelles has been vaccinated with two doses of the Chinese Communist virus (NCCV) vaccine, the highest vaccine coverage rate in the world. Of these, 57% have received the vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group.
However, the outbreak in Seychelles has intensified recently, with active cases doubling and the worst disaster since the outbreak last week, with up to 400 new confirmed cases reported on the 13th.
According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), there are more than 9,100 confirmed cases of Séchir and 32 deaths, equivalent to nearly 1 in 10 of the country’s population, and the daily number of confirmed cases as a percentage of the population on May 12 was the highest in the world, higher than that of India, which is currently the most affected country.
More worryingly, 37% of the new patients diagnosed in early May in Seychelles had received two doses of vaccine.
In contrast, Israel, which has the second highest vaccine coverage rate in the world, is vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine, and since January this year, the epidemic has been on a dramatic decline, from a peak of nearly 10,000 cases per day to less than 100 cases per day so far, and is on a further downward trend.
The WHO vaccine and immunization department director Kate O’Brien said that the most urgent task is to evaluate the strain of virus that is spreading in Sehir, the time interval between the onset of confirmed cases and vaccination, and the severity of the disease, in order to judge the effectiveness of the vaccine.
However, the level of trust in the national vaccine among the people of Seychelles has been greatly reduced, Christina Etoile told the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), her 42-year-old sister Eve, a nurse practitioner, completed two doses of the national vaccine in March, but three weeks later began to have a high fever and cough, “she had to be treated at the same hospital where she works. the same hospital where she works for treatment, and I don’t think the vaccine has given her too much protection.”
On May 7, WHO added the GMP vaccine to its emergency use list, but the efficiency and safety of the GMP vaccine had previously been controversial.
Hungary uses the national drug vaccine and has a vaccination rate of more than 30 percent, but has the highest mortality rate of new crowns in the European Union.
In March, the president, defense minister and prime minister of Pakistan were all diagnosed after receiving the national drug vaccine.
On May 6, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to the nation for his own vaccination, saying, “Don’t follow my example, it’s dangerous,” and asked the Chinese embassy to take back the 1,000 doses of the national vaccine given to the Philippines. Some members of Duterte’s escort team were secretly vaccinated with smuggled Chinese medicine vaccines last year, and as many as 126 members were still diagnosed with the Chinese Communist virus.