"Myanmar is facing a catastrophic health crisis that could have ramifications
not just for the country’s long-suffering people, but across the region as
The country is experiencing a major spike in COVID cases — what one Doctors
Without Borders official referred to as “uncontrolled community spread” —
fuelled by the military junta’s gross mismanagement of the crisis and a
collapsing health sector.
The military regime’s official COVID statistics are running at around 6,000
cases and 300 deaths per day, but no one believes these are accurate. This is,
after all, the junta that staged a military coup in February and then tried to
argue it was constitutionally valid.
With only 2.8% of Myanmar’s 54 million people fully vaccinated, there are now
concerns the country could become a “COVID superspreader state”. And this could
lead to the emergence of new variants, says the UN’s special rapporteur for
human rights in Myanmar."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics