Thursday, November 19, 2020

India purchases over 1.5billion Covid-19 vaccines – Report

A report has said that India has confirmed more than 1.5 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine procurement, which is more than 1.2 billion doses of the European Union (EU) and 1 billion doses of the United States. 

A Wall Street Journal report stated that India ranks third in terms of the number of Covid-19 vaccine doses the country is committed to procure. The US and the EU are on the first and second positions, respectively.

The report is based on Duke College’s Launch and Scale Speedometer initiative, which systematically studies the factors that support or hinder the supply of health innovations to lower-income nations. 

According to the Launch and Scale Speedometer initiative, India ranks third when it comes to ‘COVID-19 Vaccine Advance Market Commitments by Nation’ with the US and the EU ahead of it.

According to the report, India’s confirmed dose purchases of COVID-19 vaccines exceed 1.5 billion -- which is greater than EU’s 1.2 billion doses and US’1 billion doses. However, the US and the EU rank forward because of their potential dose purchases. While the US has so far signed up for more than 1.5 billion potential dose purchases, the EU has also signed up for more than 760 million dose purchases.

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