How is Vaccination against Covid-19 Progression Around The World?

The world is embarking on an unprecedented vaccination process to curb the coronavirus. This path to global immunity is progressing unevenly by region. While in North America more than 40.5 people out of every 100 inhabitants have already been vaccinated with at least one dose, in Asia, Oceania, and Africa less than 10 per 100 inhabitants.

The gap in the vaccination process between the richest and poorest countries continues to widen, jeopardizing the goal of achieving global immunity. According to data from Our World in Data, on the African continent, only 1.15 people out of 100 have received at least one dose against the coronavirus.

Israel, a Leader in Vaccination

Israel began its vaccination process on December 20, 2020, and has become the country with the most vaccination in the world with 119.5 vaccines per 100 inhabitants, followed by the United Arab Emirates with 97.8 and Chile with 68.9 vaccinated every 100 inhabitants.

In Europe, the UK is in the lead. On April 18, 63.5 inhabitants out of 100 had received at least one dose. Far is Spain with 27. 5, Germany with 26.7 Italy 25.7 and France 25.1.

As for those vaccinated with a complete schedule, Israel once again leads the ranking, far away from the rest of the world. In this regard, it is worth highlighting Chile, which even belonging to a region in which vaccinated per 100 inhabitants is 14.2, is the second country in the world where more doses with a complete schedule have been administered: 28.4 for every 100 inhabitants.

Coronavirus Expansion

Since the first cases of pneumonia of unknown cause began to be registered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the coronavirus epidemic began to spread to Southeast Asian countries, and Thailand was the first country after China to register a positive for coronavirus. A week later, cases began to be counted in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

The disease spreads very quickly and, after being paralyzed in China, it has spread to the rest of the world, mainly in Europe and America.

The three European countries that currently report the most coronavirus cases are France (5,357,229), Russia (4,657,509), and the United Kingdom (4,406,114). In the American continent, the countries that lead the ranking of those affected are the USA (31,737,347), Brazil (13,973,695), and Argentina (2,714,475). South Africa with 1,567,513 affected is the most affected country in Africa and in Asia-Oceania, India has already accumulated 15,320,972 of Covid-19 cases.

Analyzing the incidence of Covid-19 in Europe, the three countries that show the highest incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days are Turkey with 936.1, Sweden with 849.9, and France with 697.0.

On the contrary, the countries with the lowest cumulative incidence are the United Kingdom with 42.7, Portugal with 64, and Russia with 83.9.

In the American continent, the countries with the highest incidence in 14 days per 100,000 inhabitants are Argentina and Chile with 641.7 and 565.2 points respectively.

The pandemic already reaches more than 142 million people. Besides, more than 3 million people have lost their lives in the world. The US leads the ranking of deaths with more than 567,000.