Less than half world's population vaccinated in 90 countries, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

36 countries have vaccinated less than a tenth of their population at all
14:12, 14 January 2022

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90 countries worldwide have failed to meet the goal of vaccinating 40% of their populations against the coronavirus. At the same time, 36 countries have vaccinated less than 10% of their populations as WHO Head Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus stated.

“Some of the supply constraints we faced last year are now starting to ease, but we still have a long way to go to reach our target of vaccinating 70% of the population of every country by the middle of this year. 90 countries have still not reached the 40% target, and 36 of those countries have vaccinated less than 10% of their populations,” he explained.

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Besides, Adhanom Gebreissus said that in Africa, more than 85% of the population has not yet received a single dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

“We cannot end the acute phase of the pandemic unless we close this gap,” the WHO Head added.

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Earlier, the WHO stated that over 7 million new cases of Covid-19 were reported in the first week of 2022 in Europe. At this rate, it is projected that more than 50% of the region's population will be infected with Omicron in the next six-eight weeks.

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