The US has got the benefits in this situation because it is a developed and rich country. People there are enjoying the fact that the corona cases are going down each day and that the restrictions and lockdowns are being released one by one.
It truly is a good thing in the US, but in several places across the world, many of the poor and underdeveloped countries are being hit really hard by these Covid cases.
Countries that do not have the financial means to get the coronavirus vaccines are the ones that are suffering the most, with the deaths of many of their citizens happening every moment.
“The very unequal access to vaccines between rich and poor countries is probably the starkest example of how global inequalities are manifesting themselves during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Dr. Michael Baker, an epidemiologist at the University of Otago in Wellington, New Zealand.
It is a fact that many of the countries over the world, like the US, are reopening because of the decline at the rate of Covid cases brought on by mass vaccination. However, world health overall is not so good, with many of the countries still in the pangs of restrictions and higher cases of infected people.
The stark contrast can be seen very clearly between the developed and the underdeveloped countries. In the global scramble for Covid vaccines, high-income countries, predictably, have sought to secure stocks for their own populations first.
By comparison, parts of Africa, Asia, and the Pacific Islands have recorded low vaccination rates to date. One of the most commonly used expressions of 2021 will be “when the pandemic is finished.”
I, too, am guilty of this sort of optimism; I can’t wait till COVID-19 is lifted so that I may finally take a vacation, go out to dinner with my friends, and meet all the adorable newborns I know.
Britain’s government announced in February a four-pronged strategy to lift England’s lockdown by June 21. The population’s enthusiasm appears unaffected by the prime minister’s reassurances that the country’s way out of the pandemic will be led by “data not dates.”
There was an immediate outpouring of memes and social media posts, and individuals began making travel arrangements, organising celebrations, and requesting time off from work in celebration of their impending independence.
People all throughout the world, not just those in the United Kingdom, are looking forward to ending the pandemic and celebrating and feeling relief as the vaccine deployment continues (although unevenly). However, we know from past experience that pandemics rarely, if ever, have clean, simple, or easily datable endings.