My family’s global vaccine
On February 22, his mother sent him a message that his father and March 11 had arranged an appointment for the first shots, followed by the second dose in April. A day later, he reported that his father did not press the button on the online booking system to confirm the appointment and that he had lost slots.
The following week, they sent a message again: They went to a private clinic where Sinovac was being shot. After a short wait, they were vaccinated. On April 2, we were told that they had received a second dose of Sinovac and were feeling well. The mother said that even if they had an appointment, “they would have to wait half an hour.”
Our responses were more enthusiastic.
I wrote “great news”.
“Yes!” Text written by Pui-Ying followed by celebratory emojis.
“Congratulations!” Pui Ling said.
Pui-Ying moved to Malawi with his family in 2016 to work as a doctor and conduct clinical research on children’s health. The resources at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital where she works were limited. When MadonnaThe charity helped build a new children’s wing at the hospital, which opened in 2017. It was great news.
People were cramped even before the coronavirus, Pui-Ying said. When the pandemic arrived, the hospital decided on a weekly and weekly routine to reduce staff exposure to Covid-19, ensuring that at the same time enough medical professionals would work. Masks, gloves and other protective equipment were scarce.
In pediatrics, Pui-Ying and his colleagues created a “breathing space” for children with Covid-19. It was basically a two-bedroom room with a dozen beds in the main room. The second room, which was an isolation unit, had room for four children.