Prophet Mbewe tells Chakwera to look into Astra vaccine woes

Prophet David Mbewe of Living Word Evangelistic Church has told President Lazarus Chakwera to swiftly look into reports that AstraZeneca vaccine  for Covid-19, expected to be a mainstay of protection,  is shrouded in controversy as more countries limit its use  over concerns that it causes blood clots.

Prophet David Mbewe: There could be something very wrong with the  vaccine

Mbewe, who heads the Freedom of Worship Association Movement,  said these reports should not be completely dismissed.

The Netherlands joined a growing list of about a dozen places, including northern Italy and Ireland, moving to suspend the shot over concerns about possible side effects from two batches.

While regulators from Europe to Asia said there was no indication of any direct link with the vaccine, reports of serious blood clotting after inoculation triggered a spate of suspensions stretching as far as Thailand.

Prophet Mbewe questioned why only ordinary citizens are developing complications when leaders of those countries have received the same vaccine.

“In countries where the vaccine has been suspended for investigations following reports of complications, their Presidents too led by example in taking the vaccine just as in Malawi.

“One important observation in those countries is that the reported complications have been among the ordinary citizens not their Presidents or other senior government officials,” he said.

Mbewe while faulting lack of proper study on the vaccine in the country, has challenged government to assure the citizenry that they will receive the same vaccine they received.

Recently, Khumbize Chiponda, Minister of Health made a statement insisting that a local study has found out that there are no negative effects of te vaccine for the people that have so far received the jab including President Chakwera, Vice Saulos Chilima and ex leader Bakili Muluzi.

AstraZaneca has defended the vaccine, saying in statement that more than 17 million doses have been administered in Europe and U.K., with no evidence that the shot increased the risk of blood clots.

Internatipnal media outlets  have reported that there have been 15 reports of clots in the legs, called deep vein thrombosis, and 22 cases where they reached the lungs, known as pulmonary embolism.

Earlier this month, Malawi received 360,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine through the global Covax facility on March 5.

Over 60000 health workers will be among the first to be vaccinated.

It is expected that  3.6 million people will be vaccinated in the first phase.

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Ndafera Nkhande
Ndafera Nkhande
4 months ago

Man of God leave the president alone. You fake prophets have killed a lot of people who were HIV positive and you told them to stop taking ARVs after praying for them.Life is not for trials prayer power.The president has advisors on health and i am surer he does not need your advice.Government is not forcing you to get jabbed.

Wakwiya ndi kadeti
4 months ago

Choka iwe zimenezo ukawuze abale ako. Ifetu tikabayitsa basi. A Chipatala akubayidwa inu ndi ayani kuti muzunamiza anzanu.

Assange WikiLeaks
4 months ago

Magufuli uja amakana za covid-19 wapita nazo. Inu muli busy kutsutsana ndi science. The English about the suspension of AstraZaneca is very clear. They say it is a precautionary measure and the World Health Organization has downplayed what some EU countries are saying. Our friends have a choice to make. They have PfizerBioNtech, Sputnik, Johnson Johnson, Mordena, etc. Buble limanena kuti kudzakhala aneneri onyenga. Ndi amenewa. Ka ukavu or umphawi kakawapeza anthu akuthawira ku upolofeti. Coronavirus is real. Boris Johnson, Trump, Prince Charles etc anadwalapo. Magufuli zamutenga. RIP.

Chizaso
Chizaso
4 months ago

Apparently, it is not the job of the president to determine how effective the vaccine is. Suffice to comment that all vaccines have issues, but the side effects are usually less than the benefits. Therefore, we overlook the side effects but focus on the benefits and how the larger populations will be affected. Let us look at the US now; the numbers are going down with the infection rate reducing drastically. These vaccines are helping.

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
4 months ago

Over 20 million ku UK alandira vaccine ameneyu ndiye a “profit” wa akuti chani? Zaakanika ku chilitsa anthu yet they claim to perform miracles some of them claiming to walk in the air, holy water, anointed lotion, soap etc but come COVID tikuvalira ma mask limodzi.

Asiyireni a chipatala izi, inu zakukanikani.

Gibson maluza
Gibson maluza
4 months ago

Nanu inu anzawo a Walter Nyamilandu zikapempherani uko asiyileni achipatala zimenezo

Che Pichesi
Che Pichesi
4 months ago

Fodya. Read the Sun newspaper of UK today’s 17 March.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
4 months ago

bwanji timvetsele bwinobwino za vaccine zi
. tisanayambe kulambila mbuzi from the zionist church.
Covid yagwera tonse iyi

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
4 months ago

Don’t listen to this buffoon. In trying to coax the ears of those in authority who ever voted him into that position as the leader of the fake prophets the man is mean and selfish he thinks he’ll run this country with his remote control in the name of religious attachments

Eboue
Eboue
4 months ago

Can this guy shut his mouth for only this week, we are just fed up with attention seekers. All this just to get in the news.

Bemberezi Mbewe
Bemberezi Mbewe
4 months ago
Reply to  Eboue

Nobody really pays attention to him. However, it seems he has friends at this Nyasatimes Blog who feel obligated to report on his nonsense that has no bearing in reality.

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