It’s a drop of the anti-Covid vaccine that people in low-income countries have shared so far. “More than 75% of all vaccines have been administered in just 10 countries”, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO), pointed out on May 24. Of the 2 billion doses administered worldwide on June 4, 720 million were injected in China, 300 million in the United States or 260 million in the European Union, according to figures from ourworldindata.org. To date, however, Africa has only vaccinated 1.8% of the population. To quickly achieve global herd immunity, or 70 to 80% of vaccinees, WHO urges advanced countries to share their doses. For Bruno Lina, virologist and member of the scientific council, this parameter is decisive in stopping the progression of the virus and its variants. But the lack of political will on the part of States and the logistical challenges of vaccination campaigns threaten to considerably delay their deployment in emerging countries. Maintenance.
We have crossed the threshold of 2 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines injected into the world. What does this figure tell us about the status of vaccination?
There are levels of immunization that are important in large countries, but they hide a great heterogeneity between regions. These differences between areas reflect three things: First, the country’s ability to afford vaccines. Second, the
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