WHO will miss global 40 per cent vaccination target

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The World Health Organization (WHO) will miss its target to vaccinate 40 per cent of the population in every country by the end of the year, with the shortfalls especially serious in Africa. Of the WHO’s 194 member countries, about half of them will not meet the goal. In about 40 countries not even 10 per cent of the population had been vaccinated. The WHO has pinned much of the blame on vaccine hoarding, particularly among a handful of wealthy Western countries which are already administering booster jabs. Worldwide, more than 8.6 billion vaccine doses had been administered by Tuesday, but mo…

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