New statistics released by People’s Vaccine Alliance states that only 1 in 10 people can be vaccinated in almost 70 lower-income countries in 2021
PVA is made up of several organizations, including Amnesty International, Frontline AIDS, Global Justice Now, and Oxfam. They used data collected by science information and analytics company Airfinity to analyze the deals between countries and the eight leading vaccine candidates. They found that 67 low and lower-middle-income countries risk being left behind as rich countries move towards their escape route from this pandemic. Five of the 67 – Kenya, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Ukraine - have reported nearly 1.5 million cases between them. Rich countries representing just 14% of the world's population have bought up 53% of all the most promising vaccines so far.
The People's Vaccine Alliance called on all pharmaceutical companies working on COVID-19 vaccines to share their technologies and intellectual property transparency to generate and deliver billions of doses for anyone who needs them. The alliance says that, so far, all of Moderna's doses and 90% of Pfizer/BioNTech's have been acquired by rich countries.
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