Would you like to take this statement back? It’s hard to embrace something you don’t have and have been begging for.
Covax countries were already not getting anywhere near enough, and now the forecast has been slashed by 25%, worsening things.
To wit, Morocco is the most vaccinated country in Africa and less than 50% of adults are vaccinated. Most people have only been offered sinopharm and Astra Zeneca, they have 500,000 pfizer doses for children 12-17 in a country that has 4.2M in that age bracket.
That’s vaccines for 12.5% of the children before they go back to a delayed school start October 1st, in the midst of a Delta outbreak.
12.5%. That’s 1/8th/ If you kept 12.5% of your fingers, you would have 1 finger left…and a tiny stub.
And Morocco is doing the best in all of Africa, as I said. Other countries have 0.6% or 2% or other horrifically low numbers of doses to administer.
It’s not that they’re not embracing vaccinations, it’s the other way around.
Take a look for yourself and see if you can see the color anomaly on the map: