According to the classic American West tune, “Home on the Range” is where “seldom is heard a discouraging word.”
But in the small, African island country of the Republic of Seychelles, “herd immunity” is a “discouraging” phrase.
The Republic of Seychelles has the distinction of having the highest vaccination rate in the world. About 85 percent of its approximately 100,000 citizens have been vaccinated which, according to health experts, should be a high enough percentage to guarantee herd immunity.
But, as Bloomberg News reported last Wednesday, “Seychelles has closed schools and canceled sporting activities for two weeks as infections rise.”
Peggy Vidot, the country’s health minister, referred to the COVID-19 situation in the country as “critical.” To take measures to combat this, authorities in the country have banned members of different households from getting together and have ordered the early closure of bars, casinos, and restaurants.
Covering the story last Wednesday, Microsoft News wrote:
“Schools have also been closed and public gatherings have been banned… and conferences and night curfew put in place. All non-essential workers have been ordered to work from home.”
TRENDPOST: The failure of the COVID vaccine in Seychelles has been barely reported. Again, the jab was an “Operation Warped Speed” rush job, thus the short- and long-term effectiveness and implications of the injection have not yet been determined.
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