Nada Sanders on Florida News Times: What does it take to vaccinate the world against COVID-19?
Approximately 5.57 billion COVID-19 vaccines are administered worldwide in a world of 7.9 billion people. However, in low-income countries, only 1.9% of the population receives a single dose. Underlying the vaccine’s injustice is, according to northeastern experts, who is calling the figurative shot and why. Credits: Matthew Modoono / Northeastern University
Approximately 5.57 billion COVID-19 vaccines are administered worldwide in a world of 7.9 billion people. However, these doses are not evenly distributed around the world. There is a large gap in vaccination rates between wealthy and low-income countries.
According to the World Health Organization, about 80% of the population of high- and middle-income countries received the first dose, compared to only 20% of the population of low- and middle-income countries. Just in low-income countries, only 1.9% of the population receives even a single dose.
At the root of it vaccination According to northeastern experts, inequality is a question of who is calling the figurative shot and why. And who manages it is already complicating the difficult process of sharing the production and distribution of vaccines, which is the result of a very important scientific company.
“Power is an important element of supply chain management that people overlook,” says Nada Sanders, a prominent professor of supply chain management at Northeastern University. “Power is an incredibly powerful force, and puns are not intended there.”