The Chilean contradiction: Why does the success of vaccination not stop the pandemic?

Why does exemplary vaccinated and globally praised Chile see itself in a similar COVID situation to insufficiently vaccinated and criticized Brazil?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Something does not add up. At an impressive rate since the beginning of February, Chile has inoculated almost 30% of its population with one dose and 15% with both.

The achievement of reaching one of the first places in the world ranking of vaccinated per population is celebrated by the government of Sebastián Piñera and highlighted by the international press. Chileans are excited about the idea of beginning to leave the coronavirus behind.

Despite this success, the figures for infections, hospitalizations and deaths show a completely different reality. The country not only has one . . .

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