US President Joe Biden has aimed a goal for around 70 percent of the world’s population to get vaccinated fully against the deadly Covid-19 virus by the end of the coming year i.e., 2022. At the moment, more than half of Biden’s goal share of the population i.e., 45 percent have been fully vaccinated against the virus.
It has been a year since the very first person received the very first official dose of the Covid-19 vaccine outside of the clinical trials, the world still has to go a long way in order to reach the target. The uneven rollout of Covid-19 vaccines in different parts of the world is a major cause impacting the vaccination rate in the country.
That is why the share of the population vaccinated around the world is also uneven. As shown in the infographic below, South America has the highest share of the population fully vaccinated i.e., 60 percent. Followed closely by Europe and Oceania with 59 percent and 56 percent of their population fully jabbed.
North America and Asia also show half of its population vaccinated fully but, Africa lags behind drastically. Only 8 percent of Africa’s population has been fully jabbed against the deadly pandemic disease. This is not only disastrous for the region itself but for the rest of the world along with the battle to curb the pandemic.
One of the recent releases by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation described how important it is for the world to get vaccinated with equal distribution of vaccines. It explained:
"The longer the world takes to deliver vaccine equity, the more we allow Covid-19 to mutate and become more dangerous. This new variant demonstrates that vaccine nationalism is a short-sighted approach that is self-defeating and puts us all at risk. It reinforces the reality, once again, that no one is safe until everyone is safe."
Infographic by: Statista.com