The week

The world’s most vaccinated nation is experiencing the COVID-19 resurgence and raising questions about the Chinese vaccine

Despite its position as the most vaccinated country in the world, the 115-island archipelago of Seychelles is experiencing a dramatic resurgence in COVID-19 transmission, bringing its daily case rate to “a higher number of infections per capita than India,” reports the Wall Street Journal. To date, roughly 67 percent of the Seychelles’ population has been vaccinated – the majority of those citizens received the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine while the rest received Covishield, a derivative of AstraZeneca’s Indian-made shot. According to the island nation’s Ministry of Health, “more than a third of the new active cases are people who are fully vaccinated.” Authorities have not yet revealed how many of the new cases are among Sinopharm recipients, but “the situation is being watched around the world for what it says about vaccine effectiveness,” the Journal writes. On Friday, the World Health Organization cleared the Sinopharm shot for the global emergency, although there is little data on its effectiveness in patients over 60. According to the Journal, the approval is intended to help “alleviate severe dose shortages in developing countries” as vaccine exports from COVID-19-affected India stalled. “To curb the spread of infection, the Seychelles government recently launched new preventive measures, such as early bar closings and household mixing bans. The good news, however, is that most cases in Seychelle are going to be mild “The Sinopharm vaccine really requires two doses,” said Kate O’Brien, director of Immunizations, Vaccines and Biologics at the World Health Organization, “she added,” and some of the cases that are reported occur soon after either Single dose or shortly after a second dose. “More stories from Ted Cruz leaves the gun violence hearing after not changing the subject. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had harsh words for Andrew Yang after commenting on Israel-Palestine