The first vaccines in Greece may have been made in December 2020, But there is one country, one of the most backward in the world, where vaccination began this week.
Reversing, after months of denial of the pandemic, the authorities in Burundi, Africa recently agreed to accept 500,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine, donated by China, in mid-October.
Now the countries that have not yet started an immunization campaign for COVID-19 have been reduced to two: the Eritrea and the North Korea, two states tightly closed.
According to data available to the World Health Organization, Burundi has officially recorded only 14 deaths due to COVID-19 out of a total of 19,730 SARS-CoV-2 cases.
A doctor told the French Agency yesterday (19.10) that he started vaccination on Monday, but “just about 25 volunteers showed up to be vaccinated yesterday, and there weren’t that many today.”
“If you have side effects do not turn against the government”
Faced with apparent skepticism, government officials in Burundi have repeatedly warned that they will not be conducting a public awareness campaign. nor will they bear any responsibility if side effects occur.
«If you have side effects tomorrow, do not turn against the government, accusing it of failing to warn the population of the dangers.. Of course we can not stop those who want to be vaccinated to go, it is their right. The COVID vaccine was invented very quickly, therefore those who invented it do not yet know its side effectsThe country’s prime minister, General Allen-Guillaume Bunyoni, said on Sunday.