16 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 TOTAL DOSES ADMINISTERED $$DAY$$ VELLORE DD MM YYYY China Number of Covid-19 vaccine shots given, in millions EU US UK India Israel Brazil Turkey UAE Germany Russia France Italy newindianexpress com JABS & JAB-NOTS More than two months after vaccinations began, the inequality in access among poor and rich nations has never been more stark, prompting a UNAIDS official call it “vaccine apartheid”. With the United Nations unable to ensure fair distribution, poor nations have been left scrambling for doses. Here’s a global view of where countries stand on immunisation and vaccine access 10.6 6.3 2.3 SWEDEN 231% DENMARK 231% BY CONTINENT Doses administered per 100 people 1.6 0.2 POLAND 231% READING THE MAP NORWAY 231% Vaccination FINLAND 231% LITHUANIA 231% Countries are colour-coded to reflect their ESTONIA 231% present vaccination status, measured in LATVIA 231% BELARUS 0% number of doses given per 100 people CZECHIA 231% AUSTRIA 231% SLOVENIA 231% 2 4 6 8 No data SERBIA 33.7% GREECE 231% Vaccine contracts TURKEY 63% The numbers in red next to the names of CYPRUS 231% countries shows the % of their population that GEORGIA 5% will be vaccinated under the contracts they ARMENIA 5% have inked with manufacturers. The lower the JORDEN 35.8% AZERBAIJAN 5% number, fewer the doses a country has secured KUWAIT 5% BAHRAIN 35.8% QATAR 5% UAE 31% RUSSIA 55% OMAN 5% IRAN 5% AFGHANISTAN 5% BHUTAN 5% PAKISTAN 26% GERMANY 231% NETHERLANDS 231% FRANCE 231% UNITED KINGDOM 340% IRELAND 231% SWITZERLAND 132% ITALY 231% SPAIN 231% PORTUGAL 231% North Europe South Asia Africa America America 9.5 bn total number of vaccine doses secured by countries around the world UKRAINE 7% ISRAEL 138% CANADA 335% AFRICA STARES AT BLEAK FUTURE Africa has surpassed 1,00,000 confirmed deaths from Covid-19 as the continent praised for its early response to the pandemic now struggles with a dangerous resurgence, with reports of many doctors and other health workers dying, sapping the region of the medical resources it desperately needs WHICH VACCINES ARE USED THE MOST ELEVEN DIFFERENT VACCINES ARE BEING ADMINISTERED GLOBALLY. HERE’S A LIST OF THE TOP SIX Moderna 27 COUNTRIES We are more vulnerable than we thought... We are beginning to normalise deaths — John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told The AP in a recent interview NIGHT CURFEW BACK IN PUNE AS SECOND WAVE BUILDS UP On a day Pune reported 998 cases and 9 deaths, Maharashtra CM Thackeray imposed curbs in an attempt to break the chain 40% by 2021 60% of population by 2022 40% population left unvaccinated MEDICINE SOCIAL, POLITICAL GATHERINGS BANNED Sinovac 6 COUNTRIES Sinopharm (Beijing+Wuhan) 11 COUNTRIES UNTOLD TOLL WARANGAL MONDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2021 `7.00 PAGES 28 CITY EDITION EVEN IF DOSES ARE AVAILABLE, AFRICA CAN VACCINATE ONLY Pfizer/BioNTech 67 COUNTRIES Oxford/AstraZeneca 49 COUNTRIES Since most countries in Africa lack the means to track mortality data, it is not clear how many excess deaths (fatalities due to the coronavirus but not recorded as such) have occurred across the continent since the pandemic began Sputnik V 9 COUNTRIES Doses secured by African Union 270 million Astra, Pfizer and J&J 300 million Sputnik V US 197% SURINAME 23% TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 23% doses secured and optioned under Covax, a programme for vaccinating low-income countries range of vaccine prices per dose globally 5% AB IA MALI 5% IVORY COAST 5% BURKINA FASO 5% GHANA 5% BENIN 5% NIGERIA 5% CAMEROON 5% GABON 0% CONGO 0% ANGOLA 5% DR CONGO 10% NAMIBIA 5% BOTSWANA 5% SOUTH AFRICA 39% PRICE GOUGING Most countries have barely begun vaccinations, partialy due to the cost. For example, the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago began vaccinations last week only because India could give the country 2,000 doses MONGOLIA 5% CHINA 24% S. AR NIGER 5% GUATEMALA 23% MEXICO 119% EL SALVADOR 38% HONDURAS 23% NICARAGUA 23% COSTA RICA 62% PANAMA 58% VENEZUELA 59% ECUADOR 49% COLOMBIA 73% PERU 38% BOLIVIA 45% PARAGUAY 30% BRAZIL 76% URUGUAY 23% CHILE 86% ARGENTINA 70% $2.2-$44 NEPAL 93% 3.01 bn MOLDOVA 5% EGYPT 61% LIBYA 4% TUNISIA 5% ALGERIA 5% MOROCCO 5% MAURITANIA 5% SENEGAL 5% GUINEA-BISSAU 5% GUINEA 5% SIERRA LEONE 5% LIBERIA 5% INDIA 85% YEMEN 5% B’DESH SUDAN 5% 5% CHAD 5% ETHIOPIA 5% SRI SOMALIA 0% LANKA 5% KENYA 5% UGANDA 0% MYANMAR RWANDA 0% 5% SRI LANKA 5% INDONESIA 55% THAILAND 45% TANZANIA 5% CAMBODIA 8% ZAMBIA 5% SINGAPORE 5% MALAWI 4% ZIMBAMBE 6% MOZAMBIQUE 5% MADAGASCAR 5% LARGE How much a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine VARIATIONS cost in some places, as per UNICEF figures $2.72 $3 $3 $3.5 $3.5 $4 India African Union Covax facility EU Bangladesh US JAPAN 129% S KOREA 135% LAOS 5% VIETNAM 21% PNG 5% MALAYSIA 126% Data sources: Bloomberg, Our World in Data, UNICEF. The frequent 5% figure represents coverage under Covax. The 231% number reflects EU vaccine deals AUSTRALIA 250% Check out our exhaustive coverage of the inequality in the global vaccine rollout, which has delayed immunisation in many poor nations PAGE 12 NEW ZEALAND 247% $8.5 $5 $5 Brazil* Philippines Pfizer vaccine reduces coronavirus transmission: Israel data $5.25 $5.25 Saudi S Africa Uganda Arabia * (doses imported from India) 61 striking a data-sharing deal with the US company . NEW STRAIN FEAR IN NEIGHBOURING MP Thackeray prohibited political, religious and social gatherings from Monday after the state’s tally crossed 6,000 for the second day. Whether the spike indicates a fresh wave will be known in 8-15 days, he said. In Pune, schools and colleges will remain closed till February 28, and hotels shall cease business after 11 pm. Violators will be slapped a `1 lakh fine THE Pfizer/BioNTech coroanvirus vaccine appears to be able to stop the majority of those vaccinated in Israel from becoming infected, in the first indication that immunisation will curb transmission of the particular pathogen. The vaccine, first to be approved in the world, was 89.4% effective in preventing lab-confirmed infections, Bloomberg reported, citing a copy of a ■ ■ draft publication as well as an unnamed person familiar with the matter. This could be the first real-world data that shows vaccination halting transmission of the virus At least one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been given to 4.25 million people out of Israel’s nine million-strong population since December. Some 2.88 million people have received the recommended full course of two jabs. Separately, the country’s health ministry said late on Saturday that jab was 99.2 % effective against serious illness and 98.9 % effective in preventing death. It also said that the vaccine had proved 95.8 % effective in preventing coronavirus infection among those vaccinated two weeks after receiving their second shot compared to unvaccinated people,as per data compiled up to Feb 13. For those tested one week after receiving a second jab, the vaccine was 91.9% effective against infection, 96.4% effective in preventing serious illness and 94.5% in preventing death. “Our goal is to continue vaccinating all our population aged 16 and up, to reach a wide coverage of the population that will enable us to return to our much missed routines,” health ministry director general Hezi Levi said Saturday . The jab developed by US firm Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech is based on novel mRNA technology . Israel, which has one of the world’s most sophisticated medical data systems, secured a substantial stock of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine by paying above market price and by Green pass Israel also took a step towards normalcy on Sunday, re-opening a raft of businesses and services from pandemic lockdowns, but with some only available to fully vaccinated “green pass” holders. The green pass scheme is being closely watched as a possible model for how other economies may work in the Covid-19-era. Fears of the new strains rose in Madhya Pradesh after 257 cases emerged on Sunday, prompting officials to send samples to Delhi & Pune. Health officials said complacency was behind the spike Maharashtra Chief Minister Thackeray warned the people against laxity and urged them to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour OF SUNDAY’S 90 FATALITIES FROM MAHARASHTRA, KERALA & PUNJAB CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA ■ BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI Super TS achieves ‘pipe’ dream, I think emotionally it was one of the hardest tournaments that I’ve ever had. If there was a tournament where I want to risk any more damage, and try my hardest to battle, it’s here, it’s a Grand Slam Novak gives tap water to schools Djokovic is now two titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 We’re talking about some cyborgs (the big three) of tennis, in a good way. They’re just unbelievable Medvedev Sonia raps profiteering from fuel prices in Raj Dharma pitch to PM EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ New Delhi THE Congress on Sunday intensified its attack on the Centre over the spiralling fuel prices with interim party president Sonia Gandhi writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing his gover nment of choosing to ‘profiteer’ off people’s misery and urging him to follow his Raj Dharma by partially rolling back excise duty on fuel. The government’s act of raising prices continuously for 12 days was ‘little less than a brazen act of profiteering’ with fuel prices at a ‘historic and unsustainable high’, she said. “What baffles most citizens, is that these prices have been increased despite moderate prices of International crude oil. To put it in context, the crude oil price is nearly half of what it was during the UPA government’s tenure,” she said. Despite being in power for seven years, the government continues to blame the previous regimes for the economic management, Sonia wrote, adding the domestic crude oil production had fallen to an 18-year low in 2020. “I fail to understand how TS TRUCKERS CALL FOR BANDH ON FEB 26 R I D H I M A G U P TA @ Hyderabad TRUCKERS in Telangana have decided to throw their weight behind the All India Motor Transport Congress (AIMTC) which plans to seek some relief from the Centre in the wake of the sharp increase in fuel prices. They are, in fact, planning to observe a bandh on February 26, even though the AIMTC has not decided on a date for an all-India strike yet. The AIMTC has already written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, seeking the slashing of Central taxes on diesel and ensuring uniformity in the price across the country, among others. Speaking to Express, Bal Malkit Singh, AIMTC chairman, said: “We have given a 14-day notice to the Centre. Once this expires, we will have a meeting and announce the date for the strike.” But truck operators in Telangana have deiced to go on strike, reg ardless of what the AIMTC decides. “For now, we are calling a strike on February 26,” TS Lorry Owners Association president M Rajender Reddy CONTINUED ON P4 said. any government can justify such thoughtless and insensitive measures directly at the cost of our people. Your government has increased excise duty on diesel by 820% and on petrol by 258% over and collected upwards of `21 lakh crore in the last six and a half years. This unaccountedfor windfall is yet to be passed to the people for whose benefit it was ostensibly collected,” she wrote. Urging the Centre to roll back the fuel price hike, Sonia said governments are elected to ease the burden of people. PONDY GOVT SET TO CRUMBLE Two MLAs, one from Cong and another from DMK, ditch the government ahead of trust vote today | P5 N’sagar bypoll: TRS, BJP groping in dark E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Hyderabad THE BJP and TRS are groping in the dark, unable to decide whom they should nominate for the byelection to the Nagarjunasagar Assembly seat. The Congress, on the other hand, is way ahead of them as it has found a custom-made candidate in former minister K Jana Reddy who is expected to sail through , choppy waters without much difficulty . The constituency, which has a majority of BCs, has remained Jana Reddy’s pocket borough even though he hails from a dominant caste. But in the last election, he lost to TRS’ Nomula Narasimhaiah, a BC, all because he took the election for granted and neglected his constituency . Having learnt a lesson, he has been visiting the constituency regularly and trying to win back votCONTINUED ON P4 ers’ trust by meeting them. TRS picks PV’s daughter for Hyd MLC polls The TRS has decided to field late PV Narasimha Rao’s daughter S Vani Devi as its candidate for the Graduate MLC election from Hyd-Rangareddy-Mahbubnagar seat. CONTINUED ON P4 She will file her papers on Monday. BJP to woo farmers, tribals, women M A N I S H A N A N D @ New Delhi WITH the Opposition breathing fire, the BJP on Sunday sought to present an effective counter ahead of a string of Assembly elections over the next three years. Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the party to work for organisational expansion, while the BJP leadership prioritised its focus on farmers, tribals and women as catchment areas. Exuding confidence of winning polls in West Bengal, Assam, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu in alliance with the NDA constituents, the BJP on S u n d ay ke p t H i m a c h a l Pradesh and Karnataka, too, on the radar, where elections are still a long distance away . To neutralise the impact of the ongoing farmers’ agitation, the BJP tasked the party leaders to work with the FPOs (farmers’ producers organisations) on mission mode, tribals for Van Dhan (forest produce) and Poshan Abhiyan (nutrition) with women led Self-Help Groups. While the BJP wants to consolidate its support base among women, it is on an overdrive to strengthen its appeal among tribals, as they are increasingly being drawn by the Opposition in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Jharkhand. BJP head JP Nadda spelt out the campaign agenda for an Atmanirbhar Bharat, Start Up India, FPOs, Va n D h a n , a n d Poshan, said party national general secretary Bhupender Yadav. Nadda also set out programmes for expansion in Himachal and organisational growth at the mandal level in Karnataka. ‘Sabka sath, sabka vikas’ “Prime Minister Modi reiterated the constructive outlook of the BJP and the mantra of sabka sath, sabka vikas, listing out the GST, farm laws, labour codes, freight corridors, etc., as steps in line with the philosophy of nation first,” said BJP national general secretary Bhupender Yadav Here are the other five States in the country, which are providing tap water connections to all their schools and anganwadis Schools Anganwadis 21,794 This is Djokovic’s ninth Australian Open title. He is yet to lose a final in Melbourne LEADING BY EXAMPLE 1,098 529 Medvedev’s winning streak of 20 finally broken TELANGANA added another feather in its cap by becoming one among the handful of States in the country to provide tap water supply to all schools and anganwadis in the State. Five other States achieved this -Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Goa, Haryana and Tamil Nadu. Last year, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the 100-day Special Campaign to ensure piped safe water to all schools and anganwadis under the Ministry of Jal Shakti (MoJS). According to the data provided by the Jal Jeevan Mission dashboard of the MoJS, Telangana has provided tap water connections to all the 22,882 schools and 27,310 anganwadis in the State. Before the start of the 100-day campaign, 18,623 schools and 22,211 anganwadis had tap water connections. Nal- gonda has the highest share of schools and anganwadis among all districts — 1,401 and 1,573, respectively . However, the construction of rainwater harvesting structures at the schools and anganwadis, envisaged as part of the special programme, continues to lag. According to the data, rainwater structures have been constructed in only 1,213 schools and 368 anganwadis in Telangana. Previously, the State had become the only one, along with Goa, to provide functional tap connections to all households. According to the Jal Jeevan Mission dashboard data, Telangana has provided tap water connections to all 54,06,070 households in the State. This number stood at 15,68,301 households three years ago, in August, 2019. 12,991 TWENTY @ Hyderabad 17,298 17,769 7,400 No. of fans at the Rod Laver Arena EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE 37,741 39,458 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 Government provides tap water connections to all 22,882 schools and 27,310 anganwadis in the State, 5 other States also achieve feat 41,618 42,653 Novak Djokovic demolished Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets Djokovic AP TN Himachal Goa Pradesh Haryana CENTRE’S 100-DAY SPECIAL CAMPAIGN Last year, on Gandhi Jayanti, Prime Minister Modi had launched the 100-day Special Campaign to ensure piped safe water to all schools and anganwadis under the Ministry of Jal Shakti Abhishek’s wife gets CBI notice to join probe E X P R E S S N E W S S E R V I C E @ Kolkata A CBI team on Sunday served notices on the wife and sisterin-law of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, asking them to join its probe into the coal pilferage scam. The notices came two days after a Salt Lake court issued summons to Union home minister Amit Shah asking him to appear in person on Monday in connection with a defamation case filed by Abhishek. Responding to the notices, Abhishek tweeted: “... If they think they can use these ploys to intimidate us, they Abhishek Banerjee are mistaken.’’ CBI sources said the decision to summon his wife Rujira and her sister Menoka Gambhir was taken after suspicious transactions in their bank accounts emerged. It considers them as witnesses. “If there are discrepancies in their statement, they can be booked,’’ an officer said. WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID)
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