The Vaccination Race 2021

Corona campaign

The vaccination race is on, finally. And what a race it will be. Currently in the first place is Israel with 3,361,226 vaccinations, 63% of the (herd immunity part) population (38% of population) and the country will be finished at February 12, 2021. The second place is the UAE, 2,339,078 vaccinated, 40% of the (herd immunity part) population (25% of population) and the country will be finished at March 23, 2021. At number 4, we see Gibraltar, number 5 Seychelles, number 6 the UK and finally on number 7 the US. Here is the complete list.

Country Number of vaccinations Date complete Part population vaccinated Part population vaccinated
Israel  3,361,226 12/02/2021 37.83% 63.05%
UAE  2,339,078 23/03/2021 24.29% 40.48%
Gibraltar  7,947 12/02/2021 23.59% 39.32%
Seychelles  13,163 17/03/2021 13.34% 22.23%
United Kingdom  5,849,899 08/09/2021 8.62% 14.36%
United States  19,841,721 20/01/2022 6.01% 10.02%
Iceland  12,795 06/02/2022 3.75% 6.25%
Malta  16,531 10/03/2022 3.74% 6.23%
Denmark  189,819 10/05/2022 3.28% 5.46%
Spain  1,165,825 22/09/2022 2.49% 4.16%
Ireland  121,900 05/09/2022 2.47% 4.11%
Lithuania  66,144 20/11/2022 2.45% 4.08%
Slovenia  46,467 30/12/2022 2.23% 3.72%
Italy  1,312,275 20/01/2023 2.17% 3.62%
Portugal  212,000 26/01/2023 2.08% 3.47%
Canada  765,791 19/03/2024 2.03% 3.38%
Romania  385,936 19/02/2023 2.02% 3.36%
Switzerland  169,783 07/08/2023 1.96% 3.27%
Estonia  24,196 12/05/2023 1.89% 3.15%
Austria  166,956 29/05/2023 1.85% 3.09%
Germany  1,501,639 31/07/2023 1.79% 2.99%
Poland  644,999 15/08/2023 1.70% 2.84%
Finland  91,260 17/09/2023 1.65% 2.75%
Slovakia  89,635 26/10/2023 1.64% 2.74%
Czechia  170,670 21/10/2023 1.59% 2.66%
Hungary  144,798 31/01/2024 1.50% 2.50%
France  963,139 05/09/2024 1.48% 2.46%
Sweden  146,775 28/01/2024 1.45% 2.42%
Turkey  1,202,470 25/03/2022 1.42% 2.36%
Belgium  163,240 22/01/2024 1.41% 2.35%
Serbia  119,711 21/09/2024 1.37% 2.29%
Norway  73,844 12/04/2024 1.36% 2.27%
Greece  123,347 11/10/2024 1.18% 1.97%
Croatia  45,906 24/07/2025 1.12% 1.87%
Luxembourg  6,897 29/11/2024 1.10% 1.84%
China  15,000,000 15/12/2026 1.08% 1.79%
EU  7,949,034 17/03/2025 1.06% 1.77%
Singapore  60,000 21/11/2024 1.03% 1.71%
Saudi Arabia  295,530 28/03/2028 0.84% 1.40%
Argentina  279,602 23/12/2027 0.62% 1.03%
Oman  29,548 01/11/2028 0.57% 0.95%
Russia  800,000 14/05/2035 0.56% 0.94%
Costa Rica  24,859 25/03/2031 0.49% 0.81%
Netherlands  77,000 05/05/2027 0.45% 0.75%
Mexico  552,335 04/08/2032 0.43% 0.71%
Bulgaria  25,251 24/03/2025 0.36% 0.61%
Chile  63,047 24/08/2035 0.33% 0.55%
Brazil  175,748 04/04/2073 0.08% 0.14%
India  1,043,534 15/04/2036 0.08% 0.13%
Indonesia  132,000 18/01/2056 0.05% 0.08%
Albania  483 06/06/2141 0.02% 0.03%
Total  60,314,484 18/06/2141 0.77% 1.28%

 

 

Why is the vaccination campaign hopeless behind schedule?

Despite all the efforts of the few countries vaccinating their populations, the biggest part of the world is hopeless behind. There are various reasons for that.

  1. Many countries are hoarding the vaccines, so that the availability is becoming a problem for other countries and the price goes up. The worst offender is Canada.
  2. Many countries don't see it as serious as the WHO and the UN states. It is not only the populations who lost trust in governments, science and media, also leaders of the various countries in the world and I understand very well why.
  3. Too many countries don't have the money to buy the vaccines. Thanks to those countries hoarding the vaccines the prices are also going up. The world bank is one of those few who assist them in giving them money to buy the vaccines, even if it is only partly covering their populations.
  4. Too any countries don't have the infrastructure in place to contact all of their populations. That means if those countries want to vaccinate their populations in remote locations, they need to invest extra money in mobile vaccination centers.
  5. And finally, the vaccinations available at the moment don't show any improvement in the fight against the pandemic. Until this moment of writing, no other country proofs that the vaccine is working. As long s this is the case, many countries are hesitant to spend resources to the vaccination campaign.

Despite the efforts of those few countries to vaccinate their populations, it will not help at all to purge the corona pandemic. This pandemic only stops if the world reaches the herd immunity of 60%. And that takes with the current speed 121 years to reach that stage.

Potential problems with vaccinations in the US

With the political unrest in the US and the new administration, Biden plans to change the vaccination campaign in the US fundamentally.

The old President Trump used the method of delegating the tasks of vaccinating the US population to the individual states. And he was of course right, because it is basic management.

Biden though, seems not to have any idea about management, prefers to micromanage to vaccinate the US population, which will for sure end up in delays, problems and ultimately in failure. Just like Obama and his fight against the ISIS, it was and is doomed to fail.

Normally, who cares what happens in the US, but this has a global impact. Any problems in the vaccination of such large population means additional delays.

Downloads

You can download the data used in this article here. This is a zip-file (compressed) with an Excel spreadsheet and additional CSV-files. All the data used in this article and the data from the spreadsheet is based on the raw data from the Data Repository by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. It is the only acceptable repository of coronavirus infections, recoveries and mortalities in the world, supported by the W.H.O. Additional references are also from ArcGIS DashboardsSearch for a Dataset - Humanitarian Data Exchange and COVID-19 pandemic data - Wikipedia.

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