Vaccination campaign has started in many countries around the world against Coronavirus. But despite this, many countries are still facing the outbreak of this virus. According to the latest data, the number of people who lost their lives to the infection has reached nearly 20 lakhs worldwide. Of course many rich countries are applying vaccine to their citizens to deal with this disease, but still many poor and developing countries still have access to the vaccine.
Initial 1 million deaths occurred in eight months
In December 2019, the corona virus first appeared in Wuhan city of China. The death data compiled by Johns Hopkins University are comparable to the population of Brussels, Maize and Vienna. The initial 1 million people died in eight months, but the next 1 million people died in less than four months. These death toll figures have been reported by government agencies around the world, while the actual number of deaths due to illness may be higher as many other causes of death were also reported in the early days of the epidemic.
The scientific community did an extraordinary job
Dr. Ashish Jha, an epidemiologist at Brown University's School of Public Health, said that many people have died. He said that the scientific community has done extraordinary work. Work has been started to provide security to millions of people in affluent countries like America, Britain, Israel, Canada and Germany. He has been given at least one dose of vaccine. There are many countries where the vaccine has not reached. Many experts are speculating that in Iran, India, Mexico and Brazil this year can also be full of woes. Half of the people worldwide who died from Kovid-19 were from these countries.
Many obstacles in campaigning in poor countries
Vaccination campaign is going on in rich countries but there are many obstacles in running this campaign in poor countries. These include poor health system, poor transportation system, corruption and lack of electricity to keep the vaccine in the freezer. Rich countries have bought most of the doses of Kovid-19 vaccine.
Kovacs, a UN-backed project launched to deliver vaccines to developing countries of the world, has been struggling with vaccine, funding and logistical issues. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, head scientist of the World Health Organization, said that this year it is not possible to achieve the goal of applying vaccine to 70 percent of the people of the world. He said that even if vaccination is given in some countries or places, it will not protect people from infection worldwide.