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More than 10 billion Covid vaccine doses administered across globe

But the milestone hides substantial inequality

Coronavirus vaccine, Covid-19 vaccines

More than 10 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been administered across the globe, according to the latest tally from the Bloomberg Vaccine Tracker.

The total is more than enough to give a dose to every person on Earth. But the milestone hides substantial inequality: Just over 13 months since the first vaccines went into arms, many wealthy, developed nations have achieved deep levels of vaccination across their populations. Many less-wealthy places, particularly in Africa, have not.  

The wealthiest 107 countries in the world—including China, the U.S. and Europe—comprise 54% of the global population, but have used 71% of vaccines.

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First Published: Jan 26 2022 | 11:02 PM IST

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