Daily News Analysis

COVID Vaccine Production

22nd July, 2021 Health

Context

  • World Trade Organisation Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that five member states of WTO alone will account for three-quarters of the entire global output of COVID-19 vaccines this year.

 

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  • Production remains highly centralised as about 75 per cent of this year’s vaccines appear set to come from five WTO members – India, Germany, US, France and China.
  • WTO DG said, 1.1 billion COVID vaccine doses were administered worldwide in June this year.

 

https://newsonair.com/2021/07/22/india-among-wtos-5-member-nations-to-account-for-75pct-of-entire-global-output-of-covid-19-vaccines/