More than one billion COVID-19 vaccines have been distributed worldwide, according to a study, more than half of which are given in only three countries.
A minimum of 1,002,938,540 had been distributed in 207 countries and territories by 17:45 GMT on Saturday, less than five months after the first programs were released, the AFP news agency reported, citing source statistics.
A memorable event came as the record of more than 893,000 people infected with coronavirus was registered worldwide on Saturday, mainly due to dangerous running of the virus in India.
Ninety-eight vaccines have been given in three countries: the United States with 225.6 million doses; China with a population of 216.1 million; and India with 138.4 million.
However, based on the number of people who have been vaccinated, Israel is the leader, with about six in 10 Israelis being burned.
This is followed by the United Arab Emirates, where more than 51 percent of the population has received a jab once; United Kingdom, with 49 percent; US, 42 percent; Chile, is 41 percent; Bahrain, is 38 percent; and Uruguay, with 32 percent.
In the European Union, Rs. 128 million has been donated to 21 percent of the population. Malta leads the way in 27 countries, with 47% of the population vaccinated, followed by Hungary with 37%.
But in Germany, only 22.6 percent of the population received the vaccine; 22.3 percent in Spain; 20.5 percent in France; and 19.9 percent in Italy.
Worldwide, the number of vaccines operated has doubled in less than a month as vaccine use has increased.
Although many developing countries have re-launched the vaccine, largely due to the COVAX program, vaccination is an opportunity for high-income countries, as reported by the World Bank, which owns 16% of the world’s population but received 47 percent of the vaccine.
Low-income countries account for only 0.2% of the total supply of drugs, the United Nations said earlier this month.
12 other countries have not yet been vaccinated – seven in Africa (Tanzania, Madagascar, Burkina Faso, Chad, Burundi, Central African Republic and Eritrea; three in Oceania (Vanuatu, Samoa and Kiribati; one in Asia (North Korea); and one). in the Caribbean (Haiti).
“There is still a global vaccination crisis,” World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva on April 9.
“In almost every high-income country, almost one in four people have been vaccinated. In low-income countries, it is one in more than 500 countries. Let me repeat this: one in four against one in 500. ”
More than 100 countries have asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to grant temporary approval to the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it is being banned from protecting their people. Some countries and human rights activists have called the lack of opportunities a “racist vaccine” and have urged the WTO to remove the need for a trade union to regulate access to medicines in developing countries.
Despite the difficulties that have plagued them since they were approved for use, the jab produced by AstraZeneca and Oxford University is the most widely used to date, and has been distributed in three to 156 countries and territories that have been vaccinated.
Jab produced by Pfizer and BioNTech has been distributed in 91 countries, or 44 percent of that number.
Other Moderna shots have been given in 46 or 22 percent of countries.
Sinopharm jab has been approved in at least 41 or 20% of all countries, Sputnik V in at least 32 or 15% of countries, and Sinovac at least 21 or 10%.