COVID-19, A Wake-up Call To Tackle Africa’s Vaccine Deficit, Population Dynamics

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“Just over one percent of the African population has been fully vaccinated and around 2.5 percent have received at least the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccination as at June 2021.” This sad report was announced recently by Africa’s apex health agency, the Center for Disease Control(CDC) at a forum. This indicates underscores the need to tackle the spread of the disease across the region. The raging COVID-19 pandemic is clearly a wake-up call for Africa. By comparison, in the European Union(EU), at least 50 percent of the population has received the first dose with about 40 percent being fully vaccinated. On January 1, 2020, the population of the European Union (EU) with 27 Member States was estimated at 447.7 million (4.7 million deaths and 4.2 million births in 2019). On the contrary, the annual net increase in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country is about 5 million people. Thus, more than all births recorded in EU 27 Member States. Africa’s population currently stands at 1.4 billion; in 2020 Africa recorded over 95 million live births and about 26 million deaths, therefore, a natural increase of over 69 million people. Read full article:

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