While many Canadians welcome the resumption of summer gatherings and activities despite relatively high vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 case numbers, physicians and scientists warn millions of people across the world are still experiencing the ravages of the epidemic as they anxiously await vaccinations.
“To be honest, it’s sad and irritating to see how other nations have just taken everything that was on the shelf,” Pablo Tsukayama, a microbiologist at Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, Peru, said.
According to the online research journal Our World in Data, 70% of Canadians have gotten at least one dosage of COVID vaccination as of Monday. Approximately 26% of the world’s population has had at least one shot.
Rich countries, on the other hand, drive raise that percentage. It stands in sharp contrast to the battle on the ground in low-income nations, where just 1% of individuals have got any vaccination at all. The increase of variant-driven diseases in Africa, along with a lack of vaccination coverage, has thrown several nations into crisis.
“For the previous five weeks, the number of deaths has risen dramatically. This is a strong indication that hospitals in the worst-affected nations are nearing capacity “In an online post, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa, stated.