Compared to India and Brazil, Indonesia has the highest number of daily infections reported in Kuwait 19 as tensions in the Delta spread to Southeast Asia, putting severe strain on the health system.
Most countries in the region are experiencing the worst outbreak since the onset of the epidemic, due to the emergence of more aggressive forms and a shortage of vaccines.
In Malaysia, shipping containers have been sent to hospitals because of their foreheads. In Thailand, field hospitals are being built at two of the capital’s airports. In Myanmar, social media has been flooded with desperate requests for oxygen.
In Indonesia, the most affected, volunteers visit homes, and collect the bodies of people who cannot access treatment.
On Saturday, there were 51,952 cases and 1,092 deaths in Indonesia, the third day in a row. More than 72,400 people have been killed, according to official records. The UK alone – which has a much higher rate of testing – recorded 54,674 new infections on Saturday.
Health experts believe that Indonesia’s statistics are a little weak. “Center [of the pandemic] Asia is already in Indonesia, but if we have more testing capabilities, we are already the center of the world.
“We miss a lot of cases and we can’t identify 80% of them in society; testing is inactive in Indonesia, it’s not active. Occurs when the symptom appears, or if they identify it as a contact.
Indonesia has the world’s weakest testing system, with 55.89 tests per 1,000 people since the onset of the epidemic. According to the data in our world. This is a lower testing rate than in India, with 318.86 brooms per 1000 people. The UK, which has the highest rate, tested 3,311.03 per 1,000 people.
While Europe is hoping that large-scale vaccination campaigns will help reduce the worst new, more aggressive forms, polio vaccination rates in Southeast Asia are extremely low.
In Myanmar, less than 4% of the population has received a single dose of the vaccine. Following the military coup in February, the country’s immunization campaign has come to an end. Independent news site Arawadi reported on Saturday that one of the four largest cemeteries in the central city of Yangon, Myanmar, has been tested. In the busiest weeks. On Thursday alone, more than 700 people were buried in cemeteries.
Elsewhere, Vietnam, where millions of people are again under lockdown, has completely saved less than 1% of its citizens from polio. Thailand and the Philippines have fully vaccinated less than 5%.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies has warned of “global vaccine distribution”, urging wealthy nations to step up their vaccine deliveries.
Not only are very few people receiving food in Southeast Asia, but there are also concerns that Chinese-made snooks, on which many governments rely, are less efficient than others. Indonesia and Thailand, both of which have vaccinated their health workers through synovic, have said they will offer booster doses of a different vaccine to improve safety.
So far this month, 180 Indonesian health care workers have been diagnosed with epidemics, according to civil society group Lapor Code 19. It is not clear how many people were vaccinated.
Dr. Annan Jongqiu Edtana of the National Center for Engineering and Biotechnology in Thailand, who has researched the effects of synovic, welcomed the decision to offer additional jobs. A preliminary study conducted jointly by the Center and Thomasat University found that antibody levels in 50 Thai medical professionals vaccinated with two doses of Sinovac dropped by 50% within 40 days. Researchers have not yet looked specifically at neutralizing antibodies, key parameters to prevent the virus, or new variants. However, their results are the same as others the study, Suggest that the effect of the vaccine weakens over time.
“This is a warning sign that vaccines developed from inactivated viruses will not be able to sustain the immune response for long,” Annan said.
Delays in production in Thailand have exacerbated the region’s slow vaccine outage. The state-owned company Siam BioScience is a regional hub for the AstraZeneca vaccine, and is contracted to supply food to neighboring countries. It has already suspended supplies, and Thailand is considering limiting vaccine exports to give priority to its population.
In Thailand, which recorded a total of less than 30,000 cases in early April, its caseload has seen more than 400,000. The World Health Organization warned on Friday that the number of Kovid patients was too high and that Thai hospitals would face a “huge burden” in the coming days and weeks.
The Thai government has been criticized for its chaotic and slow vaccination campaign and its failure to introduce strong sanctions earlier in the year.
In Malaysia, the death toll has more than tripled since the beginning of May, reaching 6,866 deaths. The lockdown measures launched on June 1 have led many to economic hardship. In recent weeks, people have hung white flags from their windows to indicate that they are not financially viable, and that they need help. However, most of the manufacturing sector is allowed to continue operating.
Cases continue to rise, with health experts blaming imbalances and shortcomings in restrictions. Last week, infections were recorded that lasted for three days daily.
Dr Khur Sui Kheng, an independent health policy expert, said the Malaysian government should immediately increase the scope of healthcare in hospitals in and around Kuala Lumpur, where the scope of hospitals is wide. “There is also a need for generosity and comprehensive welfare protection to support fitness, mental health and the ability of all Malaysians to stay at home,” he said.
Dickey said Indonesia and other countries could not rely on vaccinations and needed to focus on strengthening surveillance instead. “We need a public health response – early detection, testing and tracing.”
He said greater co-operation was needed between Southeast Asian countries, adding that the region was more populous. “That’s why we need to cooperate in testing and tracing together, otherwise we can’t overcome it in the region.”
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