WHO to provide COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka

The World Health Organization (WHO) has pledged to provide the COVID-19 vaccine to Sri Lanka.

Issuing a statement, the Ministry of Health said that an agreement was reached to provide the vaccine to 20% of Sri Lanka’s population.

A special discussion was held today pertaining to the usage of the COVID-19 vaccine to help curtail the spread of the virus in the country.

The WHO Representative for Sri Lanka Dr Razia Pendse had pledged to provide the vaccine during the meeting chaired by Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi, and attended by State Minister Channa Jayasumana and other Health officials.

The Health Minister also appointed a special committee to study matters related to obtaining the vaccine, such as financial assistance, selection of people to be vaccinated, healthcare arrangements, and registration of information. (Colombo Gazette)

 

2 COMMENTS

  1. Stupid Stupid Stupid Sri Lankans….what Vaccine ! what the hell is wrong with these people ….neither of the Vaccines pending for covid-19 are still on trial phase….so it seems like Sri Lanka is about to become the Guinea Pigs for the Vaccine …and if the vaccine was wrong who is going to get the blame…..what if 20% population were to Die……

  2. The Sri Lankan authorities would be well advised to avoid WHO directives to vaccinate “vulnerable people” first. “Vulnerable people” are likely to be people with co-morbidities and they are likely to succumb to the vaccine that is yet inadequately tested. Should they fall ill and die, it would be easy to attribute the death to other factors (other illness) “vulnerable people” have, while the pharmaceutical companies and their stooge, the WHO, gain valuable information on the effectiveness of their vaccines. The hastily got up vaccines are not likely to be safe even for people with healthy immune function. These vaccines are new class of vaccine called RNA vaccines that changes the genetic functioning of the individual. Nobody knows how these vaccines will affect the human being in the mid to long term. Please avoid a catastrophe. It would be a shame. It is safer to fight the virus by building up herd immunity, which process can be hastened with proper community health counselling including lifestyle measures to strengthen individual immunity.

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