Seychelles President Wavel Ramkalawan insisted there’s no link between a recent surge of COVID-19 infections and low efficacy rates of either the Chinese-made Sinopharm vaccine or the Covishield AstraZeneca jab imported from India.
Infection rates have doubled recently on the small Indian Ocean island state. This came as a surprise to many, given that Seychelles inoculated a higher percentage of its population than any country in the world. In an interview with the Seychelles News Agency late Monday, the president explained the recent uptick in infections and why the vaccines are not necessarily to blame:
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