Along with the widely reported failure of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine in Chile, there are now stories such as the one reported here by Thai PBS about failures in Indonesia, particularly among medical staff. It’s episodes like this which threaten Thai plans to re-open the country to tourists. It won’t be the tourists at risk, but the Thais themselves.

More than 350 doctors and medical workers have caught COVID-19 in Indonesia despite being vaccinated with Sinovac and dozens have been hospitalised, officials said, as concerns grow about the efficacy of some vaccines against more infectious variants.

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