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The Impediments to Global Health Justice: What can and should be Improved from COVID to make Health Affordable and Accessible to Everyone

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.11, No. 4)

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Page : 1227-1229

Keywords : LMICs; HICs; PPE; variants; COVID-19;

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During the last days of 2019, China was hit with a novel corona virus. What was hoped to be a temporary epidemic transitioned to a global pandemic that is haunting the planet and its inhabitants. With all hands on deck, and the scientific world searching for solutions, vaccines were produced to mitigate the health crisis. What was supposed to be a solution actually exposed more obstacles that have hindered the global health goals.While a lot has been invested into the affordability and accessibility of health care services, we have witnessed low-income countries struggle to obtain and distribute vaccines for the immunization against COVID. [1] Wealthy nations have had a siege on the production and rollout of vaccines evident by the statistics seen lately. Some wealthy countries have vaccinated about 40-50% of their population, and were on course to reach herd immunity before the emergence of Omicron. [2] On the contrary, many low-income countries are yet to vaccinate about 6% of their population.

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