Bloomberg: More Than 4.98 Billion Shots

Bloomberg: More Than 4.98 Billion Shots
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Islam News – The biggest vaccination campaign in history is underway. More than 4.98 billion doses have been administered across 183 countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. The latest rate was roughly 36.1 million doses a day.


In the U.S., 363 million doses have been given so far. In the last week, an average of 853,676 doses per day were administered.


World Map of Vaccinations

More than 4.98 billion doses have been administered—enough to fully vaccinate 32.5% of the global population


Note: “Population covered” divides the doses administered for each vaccine type by the number of doses required for full vaccination. Data gathered from government agencies, public statements, Bloomberg interviews and the World Health Organization and Johns Hopkins University.


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.


Note: Vaccine access calculations account for the number of doses needed for full protection; some vaccines require a two-dose regimen while others require just a single dose. Countries and regions are ordered by GDP per capita (PPP).

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.


The Path to Immunity Around the World

Globally, the latest vaccination rate is 36,112,930 doses per day, on average. At this pace, it will take another 6 months to cover 75% of the population.


Note: Immunity calculations take into account the number of doses required and the current rate of administration for each vaccine type. The “daily rate estimate” is a seven-day trailing average; interpolation is used for jurisdictions with infrequent updates. *Coverage may exceed 100% in some places, as shots may be administered to non-residents. Data are from Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker.


‘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.


Vaccinations vs. Cases

Vaccines have helped reduce case numbers in the places where they’ve been deployed most widely. Currently, 27 places have administered enough shots to cover at least 60% of the population.


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


Since the start of the global vaccination campaign, countries have experienced unequal access to vaccines and varying degrees of efficiency in getting shots into people’s arms. Before March, few African nations had received a single shipment of shots. In the U.S., 109.4 doses have been administered for every 100 people.


Delivering billions of vaccines to stop the spread of Covid-19 worldwide is one of the greatest logistical challenges ever undertaken.


Source: Bloomberg

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