• Vaccination has to speed up globally
• Pharma companies have to let go of monopoly production if faster vaccine production has to happen
Many of the world’s leading health experts have the same thing to say- that the coronavirus vaccine roll has to speed up before the virus mutates again and render current vaccines useless. A survey was conducted amongst 77 of the world’s leading health experts. 30% of them stated that the virus shall mutate in the next 9 months.
The virus has been mutating and at the current rate of inoculation, only 10% of the world’s population can hopeful of being vaccinated before the next upgrade of second-generation vaccine will be needed.
The scientific reasoning behind faster inoculation is that the more the virus gets to circulate the better it shall mutate.
One of the primary reasons for slow inoculation is the monopoly that the pharmaceutical companies are not letting go of. They are manufacturing vaccines themselves for capitalization and hence are stuck with a limited number of vaccine productions. This delays supply and hence inoculation gets delayed. However, if the formula of the vaccine can be shared for the greater good of humanity a lot of the delays will be mitigated.
Before the vaccines were out pre-bookings were made by richer nations. It is also said that vaccines are hoarded by richer nations.