After two years, the COVID-19 pandemic is still haunting and killing people all across the globe. The international health agency – World Health Organisation (WHO), has once again reminded the global population to abide by the COVID-19 norms and protocols established by their respective governments’.
WHO further highlighted the significance of taking the COVID-19 vaccines and tweeted, “Vaccines can protect you from serious illness & death from COVID19. But DYK that after being vaccinated, you should still wear a mask, keep a safe distance, open windows, Cough/sneeze into your elbow and keep your hands clean.
According to the official statistics, till June 9, there are a total of 5,221,033,269 individuals who had taken their at least one dose of the WHO-recommended COVID-19 vaccines and are now in the category of partially vaccinated population. This number of citizens computes for around 66.9% of the total targeted eligible population.
On the other hand, there are a total of 4,769,349,423 citizens of the European country who have received their required number of COVID-19 vaccines and are now fully immunized against the viral illness, representing around 61.1% of the total targeted eligible population, the official data notes.
“While 11.5 billion doses of COVID vaccines have been administered worldwide, only 12% of people in low-income countries are fully vaccinated, compared with over 74% in wealthier countries”, the data shared by the world bank stated.
The pandemic has destroyed the world economies, and countries are struggling to get back on track. Tourism has been the major sector which had been affected by the ongoing contagious COVID-19 pandemic.
The international bank further cited, “Growth in advanced economies is projected to sharply decelerate from 5.1% in 2021 to 2.6% in 2022 and further moderate next year. The slowdown largely reflects the relaxing of fiscal and monetary policy supports provided during the pandemic”.