11 July 2021

• Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says during an interview about coronavirus boosters, “…right now, given the data that the CDC and the FDA has, they don’t feel that we need to tell people right now you need to be boosted.” Source

• Peru’s Interim President, Francisco Sagasti, has extended the nation’s coronavirus-related state of emergency, which was expected to end on 31 July, until the end of August. Only 1 percent of the city’s 24 million residents are fully vaccinated, and the country recently confirmed its first case of the Delta variant. Source 

• Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, Africa’s largest city, warns of a third coronavirus wave. Only 1 percent of the 24 million residents have been fully vaccinated, and within weeks, the positivity rate spiked from 1 percent to 6.6 percent. Nigeria has recently reported its first case of the Delta variant. Source

• In Iran, a fifth wave of coronavirus has brought daily cases to 17,000; only 2 percent of its 84 million residents are fully vaccinated. The country’s leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has banned coronavirus vaccines from the UK and the US, leaving people to await shipments from Russia and China. Many residents are going to neighboring Armenia to be inoculated, where misinformation and conspiracy theories have led to a vaccine surplus and free doses are available to foreigners. Flights and buses from Tehran, Iran to Yerevan, Armenia have increased to meet the demand for vaccination trips which are fully booked until late August. Meanwhile, in Tehran, Fahimeh Hosseini, 72, a retired banker, recently waited for four hours with dozens of other older people outside a clinic in Tehran for a second dose of the vaccine, only to be told there were no more. “They told us to keep coming back until you get lucky,” she said. Source 

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