Even though it is the year 2021 and this extravaganza was supposed to last “two weeks to flatten the curve”, the world is still fighting a so-called coronavirus pandemic one year after Wuhan.
Two countries in the world vehemently refuse vaccination against covid-19. What are their reasons and how did they decide to treat coronavirus infections on their own?
The global population vaccination campaign against coronavirus began several months ago with sera manufactured by Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZelenca. Although there is much controversy surrounding these vaccines, there are two states around the globe that do not want, under any circumstances, to be immunized against the Sars-Cov-2 virus. These are Madagascar and Tanzania.
The Tanzanian government denies the very existence of coronavirus in the East African country, although there are many hospitalized patients who show symptoms specific to COVID-19 infection (which are also specific to a number of respiratory diseases by the way).
Officials in Tanzania thus claim that the purchase of the COVID vaccine is not necessary since the Sars-COv-2 virus does not exist in East Africa. “Vaccines work and I encourage the Tanzanian government to prepare for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign,” said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Director for Africa.
Dorothy Gwajima, Tanzania’s Minister of Health, vehemently denies the possibility of a vaccination campaign in her country. Two weeks ago, during a press conference, another Tanzanian government official presented the recipe for a special drink made from ginger, onion, lemon and pepper that would help prevent coronavirus disease.
“We need to improve our personal hygiene, wash our hands with soap, exercise, eat well, drink enough water and use the natural remedies that our country is endowed with,” said Dorothy Gwajima, quoted by the BBC,
Madagascar is another country that has adopted the same tactics as Tanzania. Officials on the African island say they do not need to organize a campaign to immunize the population against covid-19. The decision in Madagascar raises many questions because, unlike in Tanzania, officials here have acknowledged the existence of COVID-19 cases on the island.
However, experts in Madagascar say they will use natural remedies recommended by the World Health Organization to treat coronavirus infection.