Prophet Kambale stops worshippers from taking Made-in-India Covid-19 vaccines: Argues AstraZeneca not effective for Malawi

As the Ministry of Health is raring to roll out the administration of the Covid-19 vaccine, Nyasa Times has established that a Lilongwe-based Prophet Amos Kambale has been advising his followers not to accept the Made-in-India coronavirus vaccines,  AstraZeneca which is a donations from the Covax facility, a UN initiative to ensure Covid-19 vaccine access to the world’s most vulnerable.

Prophet Kambale argues that the Made-in-India coronavirus vaccines which Malawi has received is not safe

Malawi received  r its first 360 000 doses of AstraZeneca on Friday, the first tranche of about 1.2 million doses allocations for  the country.

But Kambale – who is the founder and overseer of Life International Church (LIC) – argues that the vaccine the Malawi government has received is unsafe and a threat to the people since it was made in December 2020 when the second variant of Covid-19 had not yet emerged.

He wonders why the Malawi government went ahead to bring in the vaccine, which was initially designed to treat the first variant of the virus.

“I am disappointed with how the government has handled this issue. How do you treat disease A with a vaccine that was made to treat disease B? Is the government being honest on this?” he asked.

Kambale suspected that the Malawi Government is under pressure from the West to take the cheapest vaccine at the expense of the lives of Malawians.

He asked the government to wait for the next five years, stressing that elsewhere, scientists take five years to produce an effective vaccine.

The preacher wondered whether AstraZeneza could be effective since it has been produced within a year after Covid-19 outbreak.

“My viewpoint is: why should we be under panic when positivity rates are dropping significantly? Why can’t the government concentrate on the measures that seem to be yielding great results in combating the pandemic? Certainly, there is something that the government is hiding from us on this vaccine and I will not let my followers fall prey to that!” vowed Kambale.

Priority groups to receive the first vaccinations include teachers, health care workers, government security officers, the elderly and those with underlying conditions.

Malawi registered its first three cases of COVID-19 last April.

However, infections reached a critical level during a second wave of the pandemic, starting in November, when 30% of those tested each day were positive for COVID-19, leading MPresident Lazarus Chakwera to declare the pandemic a national disaster.

However, recently the infection rate in Malawi has been slowing down, averaging 8%.

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Alice
1 month ago

Poverty is a disease, you shall eat whatever is on the plate. Truth be told and you shall be set free

Piper
Piper
1 month ago

These so called prophets were nowhere to be seen at the peak of the pandemic in terms of advice or helping out. In fact, they were rather taking from their struggling followers without shame and never helped them in anyway, shape or form. Now that things are looking up, they come up with this narrative of unsafe vaccines. This is ludacris if not criminal. These prophets took vaccines when they were little only to tell the masses now not to take up the jabs because apparently they are not safe. Hypocrisy. If that is not selfishness of the highest order… Read more »

Whiplash
Whiplash
1 month ago

Well then i suppose the so called prophet should buy and supply the vaccine of his preference by himself and give it to his followers… let’s see if he can do that. Honestly some of these fake prophets just want fame and attention from the media and they know exactly how to get it!

Opportunist
Opportunist
1 month ago

Can you buy us most effective vaccine.Someone told me that silence is next to goldness

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 month ago

There comes another MBUZI.

Alice
1 month ago

Prophet you are right but because this vaccine is cheap and that’s the only vaccine type that your gvt can afford. You see, poverty is a Demon. That’s why you prophets preach about prosperity. The devil uses poverty to bind people in bondage, the thing that other believers don’t know. Now you gonna take whatever you can afford, not that can work for you, you see, it’s dangerous indeed but what can mw gvt do, nothing.

Nzerunchuma
Nzerunchuma
1 month ago

Such acts of misinformation by people of influence like pastors should have been included as an offence in the Gazetted guidelines, section 20, sub section 1. He is misleading the public.

Political commentator
1 month ago

So the President, Vice president, health workers and others dont have sense in taking the vaccine huh? Malawi is NOT southAfrica, have you tried to research on that?

Political commentator
1 month ago

Sorry prophet – did GOD tell you this?

Cable
Cable
1 month ago

There is a difference between unsafe and not as efficative or efficacious. It’s true it’s not as effective or as efficacious but it still offers protection against moderate and severe forms of disease. That said it still reduces infections by ffity percent or something like that and does away with the serious forms. So what’s better zero protection or some protection. Why put a racial bias to this as though Africans are either western or Eastern? Shouldn’t the goal be to get that which works the best for our particular circumstances?

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