The world’s political and public health leaders generally agree that vaccines provide our best route out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Africa’s vaccine rollout to date has lagged to a frightening degree.
While 23.5% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, 53.8% in the US, and 23.6% in Asia, the average for Africa is just 2.64%.
In many countries it’s barely worth counting the numbers of vaccinated individuals. South Africa leads the continent with 4.7% of its population having received one dose, but in Malawi it’s just 2%, Kenya is at 1.87%, and Nigeria at 1.09%, and none of these countries scrape above 1% when you count fully vaccinated citizens.
The real question is why. A lot of blame has been thrown at Western…
Source: Guardian Newspaper