- BBC World News
Israel has vaccinated more than 1 million people against the coronavirus, in what is considered to be the fastest immunization campaign in the world to slow the spread of Saratov 2.
The Middle Eastern nation, with a population of approximately 9 million people, has a rate of 11.55 doses per 100 inhabitants.
Bahrain follows with 3.49 and the United Kingdom with 1.47, according to the site. Our World in Data, which is an alliance between the University of Oxford and a UK-based educational charity.
By comparison, France had vaccinated 138 people in total as of December 30.
It is estimated that more than 1,800,000 people have died because of the virus around the world.
A first dose
Comparative figures on immunization are compiled by Our World in Data, that records the number of people who have received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
Most of the vaccines approved so far are based on two doses, administered with more than one week apart.
The United States failed to meet its goal of vaccinating 20 million people by the end of 2020, and only 2,780,000 received the immunization by Dec. 30.
America’s top infectious disease expert and top White House epidemiologist Anthony Face has said he disagrees with the UK’s plans to give the first dose of the vaccine to as many people as possible, while delay second doses.
The expert said that his country would not adopt a similar strategy.
Some countries in Latin America began their vaccination days at the end of December. Is about: Argentina, Mexico, Chile and Costa Rica.
Meanwhile, India has approved two vaccines for emergency use: the Oxford- AstraZeneca vaccine and the Cobain vaccine, developed locally by Bharat Biotech and the state Indian Council for Medical Research.
Two more vaccines are pending approval. The country aims to vaccinate 300 million people mid-year and has been running drills to prepare for mass distribution.
Why has Israel gone so far ahead?
Israel started vaccination days on Decembre 19th and it is giving injections to some 150,000 people a day, giving priority to those over 60 years of age, health system workers and people with clinical pictures of vulnerability.
The nation secured the supply of the vaccine developed by Pfizer-BioNTech, after entering into negotiations at the beginning of the pandemic.
They have been contacting people with priority access to the vaccine through your health care system. By law, all Israelis must register with a recognized health care provider.
Israel has safely subdivided shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, which must be stored at -70 °CHealth Minister Yuli Edelstein told theYett TV newscast. This means that smaller batches of the vaccine can be shipped to remote communities.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is campaigning for his re-election, predicted that Israel could emerge from the pandemic in February.
“World champions! We will continue likethis, andd we will be the first to emerge from the pandemic, open our economy and come back to life,” the president said on December 31 on his Twitter account.
Currently, the country is in its third national confinement.
Israel has registered 3,314 deaths from covid-19 and more than 419,000 cases.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.