Study finds only 5% fully vaccinated in poor countries

The study noted that only about 5 percent of people in low-income countries are fully immunized, compared to 72 percent in high-income countries.

Study finds only 5% fully vaccinated in poor countries
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According to a modeling study, vaccine inequity will prolong the pandemic and increase the likelihood of new variations emerging. Conversely, if rich countries supplied half of their immunization doses, the world would be better protected against developing COVID strains, and low and middle-income countries would suffer considerably fewer deaths.

If high-income countries donated 46 percent of their Covid vaccine supplies, low and middle-income countries would see a significant reduction in viral fatalities, but even minor increases in vaccine contributions would have a disproportionately positive effect, according to the study.