Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A New Coronavirus Wave Hits Chile, Despite Vaccine Success - The New York Times

SANTIAGO, Chile — Having negotiated early access to tens of millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines, Chile has been inoculating its residents faster than any other country in the Americas and appears poised to be among the first in the world to reach herd immunity.

But experts say the country’s speedy and efficient vaccination drive — only Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Seychelles have vaccinated a larger share of their populations — gave Chileans a false sense of security and contributed to a sharp spike in new infections and deaths that is overloading the health care system.

via www.nytimes.com


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Not mentioned in the article is that the CoronaVac vaccine, made by the Chinese comapny Sinovac, may be crap. This is the vaccine Chili has most relied on. New results suggest it may be more effective than thought. However, they have not published results in any journal or had outside experts evaluate their new claims. Funny that.

Posted by: jmod46 | May 18, 2021 9:54:12 AM

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