Some countries with high vaccination rates have a surge in Covid19 cases

Blog post by Marica Micallef

The Seychelles, United Arab Emirates, Chile and Bahrain are respectively the worst four most per capita vaccinated countries. We also find Uruguay and the Maldives. Lately it seems that these same countries are fighting to contain mysterious outbreaks of Covid type disease. Is this dangerous surge they are seeing in Covid-19 infections coming after the vaccine roll out? Is this because having a large number of people vaccinated at the same time, can create havoc in nature?  Or is it because they do not want this pandemic to end and want to put humanity on hold? Is this a way of prolonging the pandemic so to make sure the Great Reset happens? Is this way to have an excuse to collapse the economy?

According to an article by Forbes[1],  “Some countries with the world’s highest vaccination rates are battling devastating surges of Covid-19 and the highest death tolls.”  The key facts are that Uruguay has seen the highest Covid-19 death rate, after the vaccine rollout and despite having been one of the world’s most successful country in the inoculation drives. The same applies to Bahrain and the Maldives.

According to the same article “Uruguay, a small country of around 3.5 million people, recorded an average of 55 deaths a day over the last week, approximately 1.6 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants according to data compiled by the New York Times, a figure that has remained roughly the same since cases surged in April.”

According to another article by Forbes[2], “The Seychelles, a small island nation with almost double the U.S.’ vaccination rate, recorded 328 cases per 100,000 people, a far higher incidence than India when population is accounted for.”

Although the above articles blame this what they call “trend” (for me it is a worrying disaster) on the fact that successful inoculation drives have lulled governments into easing restrictions too soon and the public into a false sense of security, Seychelle’s health minister Peggy Vidot thinks otherwise. The minister is reported saying “Despite of all the exceptional efforts we are making, the Covid-19 situation in our country is critical right now, with many daily cases reported last week.” [3]

In an article by Bloomberg[4], it is reported that “Seychelles, which has fully vaccinated more of its population against the coronavirus than any other country, has closed schools and cancelled sporting activities for two weeks as infections surge. The measures, which include bans on the intermingling of households and the early closure of bars, come even as the country has fully vaccinated more than 60% of its adult population with two doses of Covid-19 vaccines. The curbs are similar to those last imposed at the end of 2020.”


[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/05/29/some-countries-with-the-highest-vaccination-rates-are-facing-a-surge-in-covid-deaths-and-infectionsexperts-say-complacency-is-partly-to-blame/?sh=3361072d4457

[2] https://www.forbes.com/sites/roberthart/2021/05/11/covid-surges-in-4-of-5-worlds-most-vaccinated-countries-heres-why-the-us-should-worry/?sh=fe13c68d6771

[3] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-04/world-s-most-vaccinated-nation-reintroduces-curbs-as-cases-surge

[4] https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-04/world-s-most-vaccinated-nation-reintroduces-curbs-as-cases-surge

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