Selin ATAY-TDO- In the Covid-19 outbreak, three vaccine research and development groups announced that they had achieved between 70 percent and 95 percent success. BioNTech and Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca and Oxford University are preparing to roll out the vaccines they produce.
According to data released by the Duke Center for Global Health Innovation, 2.8 billion doses were ordered from these potential vaccines, which include two doses for each patient. If these three vaccine candidates receive legal permission, they will have delivered the vaccine to the entire populations of the European Union, Canada, Japan, the United States, Australia and Chile.
In total, 860 million doses of the vaccine were ordered by the European Union. Orders in other countries were announced as follows ; 290 million in Japan; 145 million in the UK; 96 million in Canada, 43.8 million in Australia, and 24.4 million in Chile.
According to this data, among countries that order enough vaccines for more than their population, Canada ranks first with an order of vaccines “enough to suffice 255 percent” of the population. This figure is 229 per cent for Japan, 217 per cent for the UK, 213 per cent for the US, 175 per cent for Australia, 156 per cent for EU countries and 130 per cent for Chile.
India, Indonesia and Brazil are also among the countries that order the most vaccines.
Poor and fragile countries risk falling behind in vaccine supplies because of excessive demand, the World Health Organization said. The WHO said 92 countries would need financial support when purchasing the Covid-19 vaccine.