The characters seem almost upside down. Among the countries most severely affected by corona, the United States and Great Britain are vaccinating like crazy. It seems that countries appreciated by the corona approach have no urgency in vaccinating.
Less than 3 percent vaccinated
In the early stages New Zealand was able to suppress the corona virus, Australia immediately closed an entire city of two million people after an epidemic, and Japan was able to limit the number of corona deaths without massive testing.
In Australia, less than 3 percent of the population is paid. Less than 1 percent have been vaccinated in Japan and New Zealand. By comparison: Nearly 20 percent of people in the Netherlands have had at least one injection.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinta Artern says this is largely due to the lack of urgency in these countries. “You can’t compare it, our people are not dead,” the prime minister said Security Of vaccine policy. In New Zealand, a total of 26 people have died from corona.
The Corona approach has not been so successful in any other Western country. With the exception of a few local outbreaks, the virus was out and there are currently no activities. Full stadiums and big parties? These are the order of the day.
Starting tomorrow, travelers traveling between Australia and New Zealand will no longer have to be isolated. “Like New Zealand, the corona virus has now been successfully removed, so we can now open the borders,” said Prime Minister Arden. “We’re ready for this new chapter.”
Received less than expected
Vaccines are slower than planned in Australia. The plan was to vaccinate the entire country by the end of this year, but They have given up on that goal.
The country blamed the EU for delaying the AstraZeneca vaccine because they received lower doses than expected. “At the beginning of January, we expected to receive 3.1 million vaccines, which were not delivered to Australia,” Prime Minister Scott Morrison said earlier this month.
Judging by the infection statistics, rapid vaccination does not seem to be very important for Australia and New Zealand at this time. Last month, no more than 20 new infections were added per day. In New Zealand, the figure is often as high as 0 in recent days.
But experts are important. Helen Petuccis-Harris, a vaccine expert at the University of Auckland, says distribution programs in New Zealand and Australia are bad. “New Zealand did not have the pressure of overburdened healthcare systems, so they had plenty of time to prepare,” Pettis-Harris said. CNN.
Bill Bowdell, a professor at the University of New South Wales, says Australia has failed to stockpile enough vaccines because of poor decisions.
‘Recipe for a disaster’
This causes concerns for the future, partly due to new mutations. “In a country where 90 percent of the population is not vaccinated, it’s a recipe for disaster.” Powell says. “I don’t think you want Corona to be the island of lesser known people in a world that changes and changes so quickly.”
“The virus hits borders every day,” he said. “The best protection we have is for our healthcare workers to be vaccinated with the best vaccines, and then the entire Australian population can be vaccinated. This is a race against mutations and time.”
Vaccination is very slow in Japan: about 0.5 percent of the population is currently vaccinated.
At the beginning of the corona crisis, Japan still had good control over the corona virus. But this time, Japan is fighting the corona virus harder than ever. In comparison, the statistics are still less than us. In Japan, a total of 9,600 people out of a population of 126 million died from corona. In comparison, there have been nearly 17,000 corona deaths in our country.
Is the Olympics in danger?
Rapid vaccination for Japan is important for another reason: within a hundred days, the country will host the Olympics.
The delays were partly due to the Japanese Ministry of Health insisting that the safety of vaccines be ensured. Therefore, several domestic clinical studies were first conducted.
In addition, the vaccine is not very popular in the country. According to Japanese expert Rodmoud Molij, the country is often skeptical of anything coming from outside. “If Pfizer had been a Japanese company, it would have been all different,” Molizen previously told RDL News.