Despite accounting for more than 40% of donated COVID-19 vaccine doses, US vaccine makers Pfizer and Moderna have left low-income countries waiting for doses while they placed a slew of orders from wealthy countries. Major part completed. According to data from science analytics company Airfinity.
Pfizer has donated 70 million COVID-19 vaccines, and Moderna 72 million, accounting for a combined 43% of all global donations, but Johnson & Johnson has given away a large portion of its total production for free, with 33 million doses donated (26 %) compared to Moderna (14%) and Pfizer (4%).
According to Airfinity, all three companies made fewer deliveries of vaccines ordered by lower-middle-income countries than in wealthy countries: Moderna shipped 8% of doses to such countries, compared with 65% to wealthy countries. in comparison; and Pfizer fulfills 14% of all orders from wealthy countries compared to lower-middle income countries; Whereas Johnson & Johnson had the smallest difference: 26% to 33%.
In comparison, AstraZeneca has placed 80% of orders from lower-middle-income countries and Sinovac, a Chinese company, has delivered all of them, according to data from Airfinity.
Sinovac has shipped about 1.9 billion doses of CoronaVac, making it the world’s most popular COVID-19 vaccine, but Pfizer-BioNtech and AstraZeneca-Oxford are behind with almost 1.6 billion, while Johnson & Johnson, due to production issues He has made 97.3 deliveries. Million has agreed to provide the dose, or only 12% of the dose.
Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson did not respond Businesshala‘ request for comment, while a Moderna spokesperson pointed to a Statement was released on Friday that said the company worked with governments to make more than 50 million doses of its vaccine available through the United Nations-backed vaccine delivery program Covax by the end of September.
Moderna charges more for vaccines in some poorer countries than the prices paid by the US and the European Union. new York Times. The head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has described the inequality of vaccine distribution as a “moral catastrophe”. His call for rich countries to stop giving booster shots – so that the dose can go to poorer countries, where vaccination rates against COVID can remain in the single digits – has been ignored.
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