ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Private Profits, Technology Denial and Global Vaccine Inequity

By prioritising profits, the vaccine policies of developed countries seriously hinder vaccinations in developing countries.

 

R Ramakumar writes:

The COVID-19 pandemic has not yet been officially reclassified as an endemic disease by the World Health Organization (WHO). As on 1 March 2022, the seven-day rolling average of the number of confirmed cases was 1,35,435 in Germany, 62,331 in the United States (US), 41,712 in the United Kingdom (UK), and 39,339 in Italy. The seven-day rolling average of the number of daily deaths was 159 in Germany, 1,830 in the US, 117 in the UK, and 212 in Italy. The emergence of the fourth wave of infections over January and February 2022 has signalled the continuing possibility of mutations in the SARS-Cov-2 virus even if accompanied by lower case fatality rates.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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