The Number of Corona Vaccinations in Approaching One Billion Worldwide
Less than five months after the first vaccination against Covid-19, the number of vaccinations is approaching a billion, according to the AFP news agency, based on its database.
On December 8, 90-year-old British Margaret Keenan, dressed in a Christmas T-shirt, received her first shot with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine. Since then, nearly a billion first and second injections have been distributed with various vaccines, including American, European, Russian and Chinese-made.
“Normally, it takes five to ten years to develop a new vaccine,” said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the European Parliament in February. “We did it in ten months. That is a huge scientific success.”
In countries where the vaccine has been administered rapidly, a gradual return to everyday life is visible again. For example, in Israel, where about half of the population is now fully vaccinated, the number of corona infections has dropped from 650 to 13 per 100,000 inhabitants. The number of deaths has fallen by a factor of 10.
Meanwhile, the pandemic has claimed at least 3,088,103 human lives worldwide, AFP reports Saturday based on its figures, tracked by daily reports from health authorities in each country. More than 145 million infections with the coronavirus have been registered.
On Friday, 13,991 new deaths from Coivid-19 were counted worldwide. The countries with the most recent deaths, according to the latest reports, are Brazil (2,914), India (2,624) and the United States (962). IN TERMS OF BOTH DEATHS AND INFECTIONS, the US is the most affected country, with 571,199 deaths and nearly 32 million cases.
Among the worst affected countries, Hungary is the country with the highest number of deaths concerning its population, with 271 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the Czech Republic (270), Bosnia and Herzegovina (250), Montenegro (232) and Bulgaria (226).