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Ilham Aliyev: “Developed countries have ordered 53% of the world's vaccines”

Ilham Aliyev: “Developed countries have ordered 53% of the world's vaccines”

In an interview with AzTV, President Ilham Aliyev said that developed countries were unfair in the distribution of vaccines.

"Developed countries make up 14 percent of the world's population. However, developed countries have so far ordered 53% of the world's vaccines. That is, it is an injustice, an inequality again. There is a Moderna vaccine, if I am not mistaken, it is made in America. 98% of the Moderna vaccine was ordered by rich countries. Pfizer vaccine is a European-made vaccine. 96% of the Pfizer vaccine was ordered by rich countries," he said.

Fakt Yoxla examined this claim of the President.

Currently, the country with the highest number of vaccines per capita is Canada. The population of this country is 37.7 million.

According to calculations made by analysts at The Guardian, based on data from the Duke Global Health Innovation Center as of January 25, the total amount of vaccines currently ordered by Canada is 362 million doses. In this regard, the average dose of vaccine per capita in Canada is 9.6.

Given that the coronavirus vaccine is given in two doses, this means that Canada will have vaccines enough for 181 million people. In other words, Canada's stocks of vaccine are 4.8 times the population.

The highest per capita figure after Canada belongs to Great Britain. The ratio of vaccines ordered in this country per capita is 5.5 doses.

The European Union and the United States occupy the first two places in terms of total orders. The total amount of vaccines ordered by the European Union is 1.6 billion, and the United States - 1.2 billion doses. This means that these countries will have stocks of 3.5 and 3.7 doses of vaccine per capita, respectively. However, in Africa, this figure is only 0.2, and in Latin America (excluding Brazil) - only 0.4 doses.

Various international organizations also confirm that there are problems with the distribution of vaccines.

GAVI (People's Vaccine Alliance), which includes Amnesty International, Oxfam, and Global Justice Now, said that only 1 in 10 people in 70 low-income countries will be vaccinated.

The report also says that although developed countries make up 14 percent of the world's population, data from eight leading vaccine companies show that they have acquired 53 percent of all reserves.

At the same time, it should be noted that countries are not expected to involve the entire population in the vaccination process. For example, presidential aide Shahmar Movsumov told the press that up to 40 percent of the population would be vaccinated.

The report also says that although developed countries make up 14 percent of the world's population, data from 8 leading vaccine companies show that they have acquired 53 percent of all reserves.

At the same time, it should be noted that countries are not expected to involve the entire population in the vaccination process. For example, Assistant to the President, Shahmar Movsumov, told the press that up to 40 percent of the population would be vaccinated.

"We have an agreement to vaccinate 20 percent of the population - 10 percent + 10 percent - on the COVAX multilateral platform. This is a population of 2 million. 4 million doses will also be bought from Sinovac company for 2 million people. At the same time, people who got sick and recovered will not be vaccinated because they already have immunity. In the coming months, there will also be those who will become infected and recover. Therefore, we believe that the vaccine will be enough for us," he added.

Fakt Yoxla concludes that the statement is True.

 

Azerbaijan Television, President Ilham Aliyev gave an interview to Azerbaijan Television

worldometers.info, Canada Population

The Guardian, Canada and UK among countries with most vaccine doses ordered per person

BBC.com, Rich countries hoarding Covid vaccines, says People’s Vaccine Alliance

Oxfam,  Campaigners warn that 9 out of 10 people in poor countries are set to miss out on COVID-19 vaccine next year

 

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  • 16 February, 2021
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