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More than 4.98 Billion Covid-19 Shots Given and over 80% of this to advanced nations

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To date there has been more than 4.98 billion doses  of Covid-19 shots administered—enough to fully vaccinate 32.5% of the global population . But these shots have been administered mostly to advanced and vaccines manufacturing nations with the U.S. haven administered 365million jabs so far.

Enough doses have now been administered to fully vaccinate 32.5% of the global population—but the distribution has been lopsided. Countries and regions with the highest incomes are getting vaccinated more than 20 times faster than those with the lowest. the least wealthy 52 nations have 2.8% of the vaccines though they have 20.0% of the world’s population

When will life return to normal?

While the best vaccines are highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it takes a coordinated campaign to stop a pandemic. Infectious-disease experts say that vaccinating 70% to 85% of the U.S. population would enable a return to normalcy.

On a global scale, that’s a daunting level of vaccination. At the current pace of 36.1 million a day, the goal of high levels of global immunity remains a long way off. Manufacturing capacity, however, is steadily increasing, and new vaccines by additional manufacturers are coming to market.

‘Pandemic of the Unvaccinated’

Israel was first to show that vaccines were bending the curve of Covid infections. The country led the world in early vaccinations, and by February more than 84% of people ages 70 and older had received two doses. Covid cases declined rapidly, and a similar pattern of vaccination and recovery repeated across dozens of other countries.

This progress is under threat. New strains, led by the highly transmissible delta variant, have caused renewed outbreaks. It’s now a life-and-death contest between vaccine and virus. Unvaccinated people are more at risk than ever, leading U.S. health officials to dub it a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”

Even among those who are vaccinated, the delta variant may lead to mild cases, and those who get sick are able to spread the disease to others, according to the latest data. The vaccines remain effective at preventing hospitalization and death.

Race to End the Pandemic

The Maldives leads the world, with enough vaccinations to cover 89.7% of its population

Note: “People covered” divides the doses administered for each vaccine type by the number of doses required for full vaccination. Data from Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker

Global Vaccination Campaign

% of population
Countries and regions Doses administered Enough for % of people given 1+ dose fully vaccinated Daily rate of doses administered
Global Total 4,987,196,456 36,112,930
Mainland China 1,946,954,000 69.5 55.5 12,003,714
India 582,514,304 21.3 33.0 9.5 5,236,742
EU 517,747,475 58.3 63.6 56.7 1,857,320
U.S. 363,267,789 56.8 60.8 51.5 853,676
Brazil 178,551,085 43.5 60.2 25.9 1,987,502
Japan 118,310,106 46.9 52.7 41.0 1,199,745
Germany 99,626,416 59.9 64.0 58.8 291,950
Turkey 89,609,255 53.9 55.2 42.2 710,411
U.K. 89,501,494 67.0 71.4 62.6 209,173
Indonesia 89,153,125 16.7 21.5 11.8 792,069
France 84,136,786 64.9 73.1 63.7 447,235
Mexico 80,683,665 31.6 44.1 24.2 494,031
Russia 77,445,512 26.4 28.8 23.5 526,807
Italy 75,544,280 62.6 68.7 58.4 226,826
Spain 63,590,985 68.4 76.2 66.9 310,383
Canada 52,500,768 70.0 72.9 64.7 127,999
Pakistan 50,478,166 12.3 18.1 6.6 1,057,456
Argentina 39,191,748 43.6 60.5 26.1 334,308
South Korea 37,475,806 36.2 50.1 22.4 763,940

Note: Population coverage accounts for the number of doses required for each vaccine administered. The daily rate is a 7-day average; for places that don’t report daily, the last-known average rate is used.

Roughly half of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated, and states are flush with supply. The vaccination campaign, however, has slowed. Once the envy of the world for its swift rollout, the U.S. has since been overtaken by dozens of countries. There are still wide gaps between the most and least vaccinated counties in the U.S., leaving many communities vulnerable to continued outbreaks.

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