Covid-19: More than 2.1 million people vaccinated in six countries -Bloomberg Tracker
London, Dec. 22, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The first Covid-19 shots have been given to more than 2.1 million people in six countries, according to data collected by Bloomberg. It’s the start of the biggest vaccination campaign in history and one of the largest logistical challenges ever undertaken.
Vaccinations in the U.S. began Dec. 14 with health-care workers, and so far 614,117 doses have been administered, according to a nationwide tally from the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Those numbers are expected to surge in coming days with the distribution of a second vaccine by Moderna Inc. Bloomberg is also tracking doses at the state and territory level to give a picture of how the rollout is going nationwide.
Today, with confidence in science & at the direction of the Office of the Attending Physician, I received the COVID-19 vaccine. As the vaccine is being distributed, we must all continue mask wearing, social distancing & other science-based steps to save lives & crush the virus. pic.twitter.com/tijVCSnJd7— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) December 18, 2020
The U.S. is allocating 5.1 million doses of Pfizer and BioNTech’s vaccine and 6 million doses of Moderna’s shot for distribution through this week. Both vaccines require two doses taken several weeks apart. The second doses are being held in reserve until they’re ready to be administered. The vaccine is being distributed based on state population.
U.S. Vaccine Campaign
States reported their first inoculations against Covid-19
|Jurisdiction||First doses allotted||Doses administered||Last updated|
|U.S. official totals||11,042,450||614,117||Dec. 21|
|New York||635,775||38,000||Dec. 21|
|New York City||274,200||18,199||Dec. 21|
|Puerto Rico||112,075||17,800||Dec. 18|
|West Virginia||60,875||15,135||Dec. 21|
Show more 👆Note: State totals may not match CDC nationwide numbers because of differences in reporting. Data gathered from government websites, press conferences, public statements and Bloomberg interviews. Some states haven’t reported vaccination tallies, and it can take several days for counts to be added to local databases. State totals include city-level vaccine jurisdictions. States with asterisks have incomplete data.
Global Effort to Stop Covid-19
Canada and the U.K. are among the countries that have also authorized the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, and it’s expected to get emergency clearance in the EU as soon as next week. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the shot from Moderna were both found to reduce coronavirus infections by 95% in trials of tens of thousands of volunteers.
Other countries have gotten a head start on vaccinations. China and Russia authorized their own shots in July and August, before they’d been fully tested. Since then, they’ve vaccinated hundreds of thousands of people.
The Global Vaccination Campaign
More than 2.1 million shots have been administered around the world
|Country||People vaccinated||Last updated|
|Northern Ireland||5,300||Dec. 15|
|Newfoundland and Labrador||160||Dec. 18|
Note: Data gathered from government websites, press conferences, public statements and Bloomberg interviews. Some countries may report national totals separately from their interior jurisdictions, so numbers for countries and their jurisdictions may not always match.
The R&D Timeline
Bloomberg is tracking the development of nine of the globe’s most promising vaccines. A total of six vaccines are now available for public use, in limited quantities, in at least six countries.
Nations have poured billions of dollars into developing new vaccine technologies, testing them in thousands of volunteers, scaling up manufacturing, and then bringing them to market in record time.
None of these shots, on its own, is enough to inoculate a global population of some 7.8 billion people. But together they represent humanity’s best chance of ending a scourge that has claimed more than 1.6 million lives and triggered global economic calamity. Bloomberg