Masing calls on MOH to study correlation of Covid-19 vaccination and number of deaths

Health personnel administering the Covid-19 vaccines in this file photo.

KUCHING, July 17: Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing has called on the Ministry of Health (MOH) to conduct a study on whether or not the Covid-19 vaccination is the correct approach to contain the deadly virus in Sarawak.

In a statement today, he noted that there were 423 new infections recorded in Sarawak yesterday (July 16, 2021). However, there were no deaths recorded among the high number of cases.

“In spite of 423 positive cases, there were no deaths as of July 16, 2021. Could this be the result of the aggressive vaccination programme by MOH in Sarawak?

“If there is a correlation between vaccination and death by Covid-19, it means Sarawak’s vaccine roll out plan is the correct approach in containing this deadly virus.

“KKM must study this correlation so that we don’t have to waste our time by using all kinds of strategies like Movement Control Order (MCO), Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), etc,” he said.

Masing also said the study should concentrate on the acquisition of the approved Covid-19 vaccines and plan on effective vaccination roll out plan.

In doing so, he further urged the public to leave out politics and religion in fighting Covid-19. — DayakDaily