Topic Reading-Vol.3470/10/11/2021

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Topic Reading-Vol.3470/10/11/2021

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2021/10/11 Topic Reading-Vol.3470/10/11/2021

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Guatemala: Anti-vaccine villagers attack and hold nurses with Covid jabs

The Republic of Guatemala is a small country in Central America, right beneath Mexico. Of the 17 million or so total population, a little over 50% are mixed and 40% are the Maya peoples. Most of them are Christians, consisting of Catholics and Protestants almost equally. The country is lagging behind Covid vaccination, having vaccinated just a quarter of the eligible population. Recently, villagers in the north-central part of Guatemala blocked a road and stopped the cars that were carrying nurses to the village to administer Covid-19 jabs. Then they verbally and physically attacked the nurses and destroyed the cool boxes that contained the vaccine doses because they were afraid of the side effects of the vaccination. It was just a misunderstanding that caused such vandalism to health workers.

 As reported in Vol. 3469, many health and care workers around the world are risking their lives to save others’ lives from the coronavirus pandemic. Education, information, and communication must be provided properly at all levels.

Read the article and learn about this unfortunate incident caused by a misunderstanding.

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