But most of all, she thought about her father, and how they were dreaming about this day, before the virus entered their home. After she remembered him from her hospital chair in Baghdad last week, Amer burst into tears. Instead, the volume of cases reached a climax. The country’s Ministry of Health recorded 7,817 new cases on Thursday, near a record high, as health officials predicted that the daily number would rise as the Iraqi vaccination program faltered, and prevention measures such as wearing masks and loosely social distancing were often adhered to, however. . Among those newly vaccinated are hordes of Iraqi health workers, who say they feel they are being watched from the sidelines amid widespread suspicion of the vaccine. “People don’t believe in anything,” Aamir said. “Even if you give them scientific facts, they don’t believe them.” She was vaccinated in a Baghdad clinic with her husband and parents. Her side of the family has not joined them, and the story continues without being announced even before countries like Spain and Italy moved to limit the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, citing unclear research on potential side effects, more than half of the Iraqis interviewed recently. A World Bank study said they are not sure about or against registering for vaccination, as most vaccine doses in Iraq are from AstraZeneca, and health experts attribute the suspicion in part to a general lack of trust in medical institutions after decades of government failure. Recently, they say, Iraqi authorities have undermined public confidence in the process and safety of vaccines. Ali Al-Ali said: “The delay in receiving the first shipment of vaccines, along with contradictory statements from health officials, undermined the public’s confidence in the health authorities.” Mawlawi, an independent Iraqi analyst who monitors the launch of the vaccine, the health system in Iraq was on its knees even before the outbreak of the pandemic, after being hollowed out of decades of corruption and lack of funding. Medical workers say the challenges during this pandemic have been relentless. The story still continues without the announcement The country’s vaccination program began in March, with the arrival of the first 50,000 doses of a vaccine from Sinopharm, donated by China, and then a shipment of 336,000 doses of the vaccine. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, received through a global initiative supported by the World Health Organization to ensure equitable access. The numbers pale in comparison to Iraq’s needs: the country has a population of 40 million. However, a month after the vaccination campaign, only 118,000 people were vaccinated, and on the opening days of the program, Iraqis lined up outside medical facilities amid a noise of chatter. They asked: Is the shot painful – or even working? What about side effects? The story continues beneath the ad, and those lines have shrunk to a trickle. Inside the Mohammed Al-Jawad Medical Center in Baghdad, Ghassan Muhammad, the orthopedic doctor who is now overseeing the facility’s vaccination program, only counted about 10 recipients per day. “Honestly, it hurts me to see,” he said. If only we could vaccinate everyone. It will be the happiest day of my life. ”Amer’s father, Amer Ramadan, 67, was diagnosed with cancer before the virus reached Iraq, and the first cases of covid-19 in Iraqi hospitals coincided with his first appointment for chemotherapy. Amer Ramadan, an oncologist She herself could not take the risks that he would be exposed to by going to the same medical facilities as the injured, and the story continues beneath the advertisement, so she went back to her books and learned how to do chemotherapy on her own. He hated staying at home, but she insisted, in Aamer’s story, her father was, He is a retired teacher, who encouraged her to be a doctor in the first place. “No matter what happened, he believed in me,” she recalls. After late school hours, he would buy her ice cream. Al-Mutanabi Street in Baghdad, and they scanned the stalls while he was teaching her the history of the street, and when the cancer spread, she banned visitors from the house and told her father not to see anyone. ”He didn’t like it, but he was a good listener. “It was a really amazing performance,” she said. “All that whole year, I was just trying to save his life.” The story continues below the announcement that he finished his treatment in August, and I thought it worked. Weeks later, they realized that a vaccine for the virus might also be possible. For Ramadan, who was taking antidepressants while he was struggling to cope with his isolation, that was cause for hope in the end, and in October, the World Health Organization said Iraq would be among the first countries in the region to receive vaccines. But none of it materialized. With the autumn turning into winter, the number of Coronavirus cases increased again, then symptoms of the Coronavirus appeared on Ramadan, and when he was transferred to the hospital, Amer did not find a bed for him. “For a whole year I tried to save lives. But when my father passed away, I couldn’t do anything for him. She said in a broken voice. There was no medicine. When Amer arrived at the health clinic in Baghdad last week to get my first vaccine for the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine, she was The corridors there and the medical facilities around the capital are quiet. For the vaccinations it was often the medical workers. Others were elderly. They reminded her of her father and once this was done, she went straight back to work, knowing that the hospital wards would be full when she got there. In the car. She took out her iPhone, and in a case on Facebook, wrote a message to her father and to anyone who might pay attention to her. “Corona took you away from me before you had a chance to get the vaccine.” Written by a picture of Ramadan, smiling calmly in his flat hat as she puts her head on His shoulder.The story continues below the advertisement “I just wanted to tell people; Aamir said. “Just get the vaccine, please. You can save your loved ones.” Mustafa Salem contributed to this report.