Bloomberg Report: Pakistan Will Take A Decade To Vaccinate 75% Population

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Prime Minister Imran Khan receiving a shot of the Chinese Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine.

Pakistan will take nearly a decade to vaccinate 75% of its population.

This was revealed in a Bloomberg article regarding the global disparity between the number of vaccines administered to people in rich and developing countries.

Based on Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker, the article showed that countries like the US, Britain, and Israel were likely to reach the 75% target within three months.

Meanwhile, others like Pakistan were expected to immunize the same level of their population in about a decade.

France and Germany were likely to acquire herd immunity via vaccination in about a year, Argentina in nearly two and a half years, and India in a little over three years.

The article raised concern over the issue due to the “general indifference to medical problems once they stop bothering rich states.”

The UK has, until now, administered at least one dose of vaccine to about 60% of its adult population.

Similarly, US President Joe Biden’s new administration also intends to vaccinate about 200 million people by the end of this month.

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Nevertheless, most underdeveloped states have even found it challenging to get coronavirus vaccines via an UN-sponsored program for low-income countries.

Pakistan received Sinopharm vaccines from China in February and began its immunization drive by starting from its frontline health workers and elderly population.

The number of infections in the country has shot up significantly in recent weeks, forcing the authorities to reimpose virus-related restrictions.

Moreover, Pakistan has also witnessed significant vaccine hesitancy that has heightened the risk of further spreading the virus.

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • this is value less projection. Everyone knows that vaccine rates are going to increase considerably.

  • The vaccine is only effective for about 6 months anyway. They will have to keep vaccinating every year… not sustainable for any country.

  • Its been only 6 months that vaccines have started to become available.. we will see increased availability as time passes. Chinese single-dose vaccine to start producing in Pakistan. Sputnik as well inshallah.

  • Even if it is true I believe just vaccinating 20% population in the 60+ age group and those with medical conditions should be enough. In my guess Pakistan already has probably 30-35% population contacted by Corona. As I see things right now maybe within 1-2 years we would already achieve herd immunity.


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