In the race to vaccinate the world, 5.5 billion doses have been delivered.
These have not been spread evenly. Data on where vaccines are being produced, and then distributed, reveals a deeply unequal global picture: more than 8 in 10 of these doses have been administered in the richest G20 countries, while just 1.3% of citizens in low-income countries have received a single dose.
The risk of a vaccine-resistant variant emerging continues. To track global progress, we’ve used data from GISAID, the Our World in Data project at the University of Oxford and the Multilateral Leaders Taskforce on Covid-19.
Nine notable variants of Covid-19 have been identified.
Delta is the most transmissible. First identified in India in October 2020, it has since been detected in 148 countries and accounts for almost all cases in the U.S., India, the UK and elsewhere.
Katherine Riley, Lara Spirit, Kim Darrah, and Paul Caruana Galizia
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