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The Seychelles Is the New Focal Point to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Chinese-Made Vaccines

A nurse holds a box of the first dose of the Chinese COVID-19 vaccine produced by Sinopharm at the Seychelles Hospital in Victoria, on January 10, 2021. Rassin VANNIER / AFP

A new wave of COVID-19 infections is sweeping across the tiny Indian Ocean island of The Seychelles. This wasn’t supposed to happen. With nearly 60% of its people vaccinated, The Seychelles has a higher inoculation rate than any other country and was widely presumed to be insulated from the outbreak that’s now ravaging countries on both sides of the Indian Ocean.

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