Recently, India has made an intense purchase of the high amount of covid vaccine in the world with around 1.6 billion doses. However, this is only going to cover 59% of India’s population. A study by the United States University, Duke University shows that there is a huge difference in the vaccine purchase of rich countries and developing countries. The countries with high income have purchased as many vaccines dozes as possible. This is going to cover all the population of such countries several times. On the other hand, middle and lower-middle-income lessons do not have a sufficient amount to vaccinate every individual.
The information shows that after the vaccine for covid coms out in the market, the majority will go to rich nations. The low and middle-income countries are not actually going to be benefited from this.
India is at the top of the list with 1.6 billion Coronavirus vaccine doses which are high in number but low in percentage of the total population. The second place is for the European Union which has 1.36 billion so well so far from 6 different industries. The United States comes at the third position with a total of 1.1 billion dozers purchased by it, this is followed by COVAX- the vaccine Alliance. After that, Canada and the UK come to the next positions respectively.
Vaccine doses As Per The Population:
If we take population as a factor into account for vaccine purchase, Nations like Canada have purchased enough to feed their population many times which is approximately 5 times. The study shows that Canada has made a fraction of purchases to cover 601% of its population. On the other hand, the United States has 443% and Australia has 266%. Next is the European Union who have which has 244% of what it requires.
Coming to the developing countries, India is going to be able to cover only 59% of its population, Mexico 84%, and Brazil 46% of its population. The Philippines is at the bottom of the list which only has 1% vaccine for its population.
The central government of India earlier this month made it clear that they are not considering vaccinating the entire nation as and when a vaccine for coronavirus is going to be available. Health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “The government has never spoken about vaccinating the entire country”. India’s goal is to work towards a Critical Mass of vaccinated people which is going to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus.