Facts and myths surrounding Covid-19 disease, vaccination program

Out of 100 people infected with Covid-19, about fifteen are likely to get very sick and two are likely to die.

Out of 100 people infected with Covid-19, about fifteen are likely to get very sick and two are likely to die.

What you need to know:

  • Vaccine apathy is not only being witnessed in Kenya. Across the world, many populations have been reluctant to get vaccinated.
  • According to the World Health Organization, as of the end of the first week of October 2021, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases stood at 236,599,025.
  • The total number of administered Covid-19 vaccine doses stood at 6,364,021,792.

Myths, disinformation, and misinformation have been the leading cause of Covid-19 vaccine apathy. In their face, more people have been infected with Covid-19, more have succumbed to the disease, and many more continue to keep away from vaccination centres. All this raises the big question, what is the truth, and what is the lie when it comes to Covid-19 disease and vaccines? To separate the wheat from the chaff, Nation Health sat down with Dr. Moses Masika, a virologist with the Department of Medical Microbiology and Kavi Institute of Clinical Research at the University of Nairobi.

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