Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Analysts expect that there will be enough Corona vaccines for 70% of the world’s population by the end of this year, which is the potential threshold for achieving the so-called “herd immunity”.
“Our analysis of 2021 forecasts from Covid 19 vaccine makers indicates that more than 12 billion doses could be produced this year,” the researchers say in the report published by the Center for Global Health Innovation at Duke University.
The researchers also added that if manufacturers reach their target of 12 billion doses this year and are bought and distributed equitably across the world’s population, much of the world’s needs could be met in 2021.
But despite this, the report indicates that the world’s needs for vaccines may change, as the emergence and spread of variants may lead to the need for a new generation of vaccines before the end of the year, as well as it is unclear how long immunity from current vaccines will last, as there may be The need for regular boosters.
In the race to eliminate Corona and manufactures vaccines around the world, China is today one of the most producing countries of Corona vaccines in the world, as it produced more than 141.6 million vaccines as of March 3 of this year, while the United States of America followed it in second place as the most productive country. Corona vaccines, according to data from “Irfinity”.
Learn more about the countries’ production of Covid 19 vaccines in the numbers in the above infographic: