With 15% of the world’s population, rich countries concentrate almost half of the available Covid-19 vaccines. The United States, for example, has enough to immunize three times its population, and Canada has purchased 10 doses per capita.
Meanwhile, Guatemala has not even vaccinated 1% of its people and six African countries have yet to start their campaigns. The director of the WHO (World Health Organization), Tedros Adhanom, called the situation “vaccine apartheid”.
This disparity can have an impact on the resolution of the health crisis and delay the end of the pandemic. If the virus continues to circulate in an uncontrolled manner, it can undergo mutations that result in variants that may eventually be resistant to vaccines.
In this Monday’s episode (24), Café da Manhã deals with vaccination inequalities between countries. Folha journalist Flávia Mantovani explains how this scenario was conceived and highlights the solutions proposed by the experts.
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Breakfast is published Monday to Friday, always at the start of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Maurício Meireles and Magê Flores, with a production by Jéssica Maes, Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is provided by Thomé Granemann and Natália Silva.