Maria Cordero, a well-known Hong Kong artist, more commonly known as “Fat Mama” in Hong Kong, was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. She had previously been administered four doses of the Sinovac vaccine in China. While her fever is now under control, it hasn’t fully subsided.
Maria, a Hong Kong actress and singer, is also a cooking show host. She is 68 years old now. On June 24, 2022, Maria announced on her Facebook page that she had been diagnosed with the virus. Through a clip, she said that her symptoms were not different from the previous day and that she had been to the mountains for exercise, shopping, and dining outside.
On the 24th, after she got up and before going out to the mountain again, she felt a little headache, and the result of the rapid test was positive. The headache got worse. The government was notified immediately. She started quarantine at her home and avoided contact with relatives and domestic workers.
She also stated in the video that she was “extremely careful.” Every day she takes a test and wears a mask whenever she leaves home. Despite all these precautions, it is still a mystery to her how she can be infected. Maria stated many times that it was “really, really surprising” and urged others to take extra precautions to ensure their safety.
As of June 27, Maria said on Facebook that her fever had subsided, but she still coughed badly and that happened even during gasping. It was a terrible experience. She did, however, take this opportunity to thank all of you for your concern.
Maria was given her fourth dose from the China-made Sinovac vaccine two month ago. She even posted a picture of her injection on Facebook, and she gave it thumbs-up.
She has been active in many pro-CCP activities over the years. She presided over the anti-extradition movement’s police marches and signed support for the Hong Kong National Security Law. In March this year, she visited Hong Kong’s Tsing Yi “Fangcang” shelter hospital as a delegate of China’s rubber stamp legislature, and boasted that the hospital’s environment was “better than a private hospital.”
Studies Rule Sinovac Vaccine Ineffective Against Omicron
There are many Omicron variants that circulate around the globe. Yale University’s study found that full vaccination with Sinovac vaccine is ineffective against Omicron variant. The results were published in the medical journal Nature Medicine in January 2022.
Researchers from Yale University in the U.S. and the Dominican Republic analysed the serum of 101 volunteers from the Dominican Republic. Two doses of Sinovac vaccine were sufficient to detect antibodies against Omicron. The antibody levels for Omicron were 1.4 times higher in those who had received Pfizer BioNTech’s messenger ribonucleic acids (mRNA), vaccine, and booster shots.
The paper stated that people who were given Pfizer BioNTech boosters after taking two doses Sinovac vaccine produced antibodies similar to those produced by two doses.
The University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong also published similar findings in December 2021. In their study they tested two batches of 25 people, The first batch of 25 had received two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and only five people’s serum contained neutralising antibodies to Omicron “and the vaccine efficiency was significantly reduced to 20 – 24 percent.” For the twenty-five people who received two doses of Sinovac vaccine, none of their serum could neutralise the Omicron virus. It was also determined that Omicron could be protected by three doses Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, but not three doses Sinovac vaccine.
Shawn Lin, a Chinese ex-pat living in New Zealand. He has contributed to The Epoch Times since 2009, with a focus on China-related topics.