The Dalai Lama is vaccinated against the coronavirus and encourages having the same “courage”

The Dalai Lama is vaccinated against the Coronavirus and encourages having the same “courage”

The octogenarian Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, received the first dose of the vaccine against the coronavirus in the north of the India, and asked the rest of the population to have “the courage” to do the same.

The Dalai Lama was vaccinated at a hospital in the city of Dharamsala, in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh where the Tibetan government is in exile, the spiritual leader’s office reported in a video.

The images show how the smiling spiritual leader receives the dose, and then the dahlia lama explains that he made the decision to get vaccinated after it was suggested by “trusted friends”, including his doctor, as it is “very, very helpful” for prevent any “serious problems” related to the pandemic.

“So the other patients should also be vaccinated for a greater benefit, it is very important. I received it, so I want to share that more people should have the courage to receive this injection, ”stressed the Dalai Lama, encouraging the skeptics.

VACCINATION IN INDIA

The Dalai Lama received the vaccine after India began a new phase in the immunization process on Monday, in which, after vaccinating health workers and front-line workers in the fight against the pandemic, older citizens were now included. 60 years, as well as those over 45 years with comorbidities.

That day started with the image of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, receiving the first dose, who also launched a message of responsibility so that “all eligible people” are immunized to “free India from the coronavirus.”

After administering 19 million doses, India expects to immunize some 300 million people in the first half of the year with one of the two vaccines it has approved and produced in the country: Covishield, from the British-Swedish laboratory AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. ; and Covaxin, from the Indian laboratory Bharat Biotech.

Vaccination continues while the Asian country has registered 18,327 new cases of covid-19 and 108 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of infections to 11.19 million and 157,656 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

These numbers are far from the record of almost 100,000 positives that were registered in September, although the slight increase in cases in several states of the country such as western Maharashtra or southern Kerala worries authorities.

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