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John Hopkins scientist Amita Gupta has expressed concern over the disparity of corona vaccination around the world. He says that until every person in the world is not vaccinated, then no one is safe. While only 2% of the people in India have been given a booster dose, there are 56 countries whose 10% of the population has not been given the vaccine.
The situation in Africa is very bad
According to scientist Amita Gupta, there are some countries in Africa where only 2% of the people have been vaccinated.
Talking about vaccination coverage, the condition of African countries is very bad. According to Gupta, at present less than 20% of the people in Africa have got the vaccine against Corona. There are also some countries where only 2% of the people have been vaccinated. If this continues, we will not be able to defeat Corona easily.
Omicron biggest example of need for vaccination
According to Gupta, the Omicron variant, which was detected in South Africa and Botswana in November last year, makes us understand the importance of vaccination. If vaccination in African countries remains slow like this, then there will be a danger of more new variants of corona coming in the future.
India needs to speed up the pace of vaccination
According to Gupta, only 2% of the people in India have been able to get the prescription dose.
According to Gupta, India’s condition is also not very good in terms of vaccine. People have not got the vaccine in all areas of the country. Also the speed of applying the booster dose is very slow. Only 2% of people have got the precaution dose. For a country with such a dense population, vaccination of all citizens should be a priority.
It is a mistake to understand that the epidemic is over
There is no sign of the pandemic ending yet. Gupta says that the possibility of new variants coming is still intact. Right now only high income and upper middle income countries have the highest number of vaccines. Studies suggest that current vaccines are less effective against severe infections with variants such as Omicron, but they are still more than 50% effective.
3 possibilities regarding corona in future
At present, there is no sign of the epidemic ending. The possibility of new variants coming is still intact.
Gupta has given 3 possibilities regarding the corona epidemic. First- the rapid spread of infection with the evolution of the virus. Second- Corona becoming a seasonal epidemic. Third- Corona goes into the endemic stage (the stage in which people will learn to live with Corona).