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|Inviato: Sab Ago 07, 2021 6:10 am Oggetto: Africa Covid chief John Nkengasong says vaccine saved his li
|Africa Covid chief John Nkengasong says vaccine saved his life
The head of เล่นสล็อต the agency leading Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic has said he owes his life to the vaccine after he
caught the virus.
Dr John Nkengasong said he was fully vaccinated but was infected last week and had severe symptoms.
"I want to be very clear without [the vaccine] I wouldn't be here," he said at a weekly briefing announcing the deployment of recently
There have been concerns about low vaccinations rates on the continent.
Less than 2% of Africa's population has been fully vaccinated.
Speaking to journalists on Thursday, Dr Nkengasong, who heads the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said he was still
"struggling with Covid".
"Perhaps the only reason I'm here with you this morning is because I had my vaccine in April.
"If I hadn't had those vaccines... I can assure you that it would have been over for me by now.
"I want to be very clear without that I wouldn't be here, because even with the breakthrough infection the severity of the attack is so
unbearable, I mean the headaches, the fevers… every part of your body is basically affected. "
African leaders have blamed the slow rollout on "vaccine nationalism" saying that rich countries have been buying up and hoarding