Is the worldon the brink of catastrophic moral failure?
While the Covid-19 vaccination campaign continues worldwide, 119 million 764 thousand 848 doses of vaccine were administered in 67 countries. The countries where the most people were vaccinated were the USA, China and EU countries.
Pfızer-BioNTech, Sinovac, Moderna, AstraZenaca vaccines, which have been developed consecutively against Covid-19, continue to be used worldwide. While each vaccine was administered in 2 doses, the main difference between vaccines affecting the distribution and price was the storage conditions.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization, argued that the unequal distribution of Covid-19 vaccines worldwide was an economic and moral failure.
While the Pfızer-BioNTech vaccine needs to be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius to maintain its effectiveness, the Moderna vaccine has been announced to last for 30 days at normal refrigerator temperature and 6 months at minus 20 degrees. Sinovac and AstraZeneca vaccines can be stored in refrigerators at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. While vaccination continues, the country where the most people are vaccinated is USA.
In the US, more vaccine doses have been given, than the number of positive cases detected since the outbreak began. While the number of cases was recorded in the USA of 27 million 273 thousand 890, 36 million 677 thousand 487 doses of vaccine were administered across the country and 27 thousand 154 thousand 956 people were vaccinated. The Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna vaccines, which are administered by the federal government, need to be taken in two doses a few weeks apart.
Around 4 million 540 thousand 345 doses of vaccine are shot every day worldwide. At this rate, it is reported that it will take about 7 years to get 75 percent of the world’s population vaccinated.