16 totaL doses adMinisteRed $$DAY$$ vellore DD MM YYYY l l 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 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% 3.01 bn 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 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 Sinovac 6 countries Sinopharm (Beijing+Wuhan) 11 countries untold toll vijayawada l monday l february 22, 2021 l `7.00 l PAGES 28 l late city EDITION even if doses Are AvAilABle, AfricA cAn vAccinAte only Pfizer/BioNTech 67 countries Oxford/AstraZeneca 49 countries Sputnik V 9 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 doses secured by african union 270 million Astra, Pfizer and J&J 300 million Sputnik V doses secured and optioned under Covax, a programme for vaccinating low-income countries $2.2-$44 range of vaccine prices per dose globally US 197% SUriname 23% trinidad & toBaGo 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% 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% nepal 93% canada 335% S. ar 5% aB ia niGer 5% GUatemala 23% 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 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% monGolia 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 Data sources: Bloomberg, Our World in Data, UNICEF. The frequent 5% figure represents coverage under Covax. The 231% number reflects EU vaccine deals china 24% 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% Japan 129% S korea 135% laoS 5% Vietnam 21% pnG 5% malaySia 126% 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 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 | P7 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 YSRC wraps up panchayat elections 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 in style with landslide in Pulivendula Novak Djokovic demolished Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in straight sets Djokovic 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 7,400 No. of fans at the Rod Laver Arena Twenty Medvedev’s winning streak of 20 finally broken Djokovic is now two titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s record of 20 This is Djokovic’s ninth Australian Open title. He is yet to lose a final in Melbourne We’re talking about some cyborgs (the big three) of tennis, in a good way. They’re just unbelievable Medvedev @ 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 citi- zens, 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, Bengal cuts price by `1 To ease the burden of people reeling under hefty fuel prices, the West Bengal government announced a reduction of tax by `1 per litre on petrol and diesel effective from Feb 22 midnight ‘CM’s welfare agenda wins’ CM Jagan Mohan Reddy has one point agenda in his governance, which is the welfare of people and solving their problems. People have given their verdict in favour of the CM’s agenda,’’ said YSRC general secretary Sajjala Ramakrishna ‘YSRC will bag ULBs too’ Sonia raps profiteering from fuel prices in Raj Dharma pitch to PM E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e Party-backed candidates win 100% seats in CM’s constituency, over 80% in fourth phase adding the domestic crude oil production had fallen to an 18year low in 2020. “I fail to understand how 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 unaccounted-for 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. After the landslide in panchayat polls, YSRC leaders exuded confidence that the party will also make a clean sweep in the upcoming elections to urban local bodies and MPTCs and ZPTCs in the State as the Jagan Mohan Reddy government won people’s trust WITH THIS ISSUE THE ESSENTIAL CAMPUS DIGEST YOUR LIFE COACH 28 PAGES, INCLUDING 16 OF edex (TABLOID) BJP to woo farmers, tribals, women M A N ISH 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 SHGs. 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, Van Dhan, and 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 P7 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 realty boom Land prices skyrocket in Kurnool, Nandyal K M a d h u S u d h a k a r @ Kurnool Orvakal airport and the judicial capital proposal have triggered a realty boom in the district. The greenfield airport at Orvakal on the outskirts of Kurnool city is set to commence operations next month. As part of the three-capital plan of the State government, the High Court is likely to come up on KurnoolNandyal Road. Hence, the land prices in Kur nool and Nandyal have skyrocketed. The industrial corridor and the outer ring road have also resulted in the spurt in the real estate activity on Bengaluru highway (Kurnool - Anantapur Road). Apart from Kurnool-Nandyal Road, rapid development is also being witnessed on Kurnool-Bellary Road with the proposal to construct a six-lane highway connecting Pune. Agricul- Prospective buyers at a real estate venture on Bengaluru highway in Kurnool | Express Hectic real estate activity B Tandrapadu, Nannur, Sakunala, Gani, Thippayapalli, Guttapadu, Pasupula, Rudravaram, Hussainapuram, Kalvabugga and Orvakal located on the outskirts of Kurnool city, villages adjacent to Kurnool-Nandyal Road, Amaravati Road, Bengaluru Highway and Bellary Road have been witnessing hectic real estate activity for the past few months with several new ventures ture lands located adjacent to the main roads on the outskirts of Kurnool are being sold at `4 crore per acre now. “Several real estate ventures are coming up on the outskirts of Kurnool. The cost of house sites range from `5 lakh to `15 lakh per cent. Newly constructed houses are priced in the range of `50 lakh to `1 crore. Flats in the newly built apartments cost `2,000 to `4,000 per square feet,” said G Nagaraju Yadav, a realtor. Prices of flats and house sites have gone beyond the reach of middle class and salaried people in Kurnool and its suburbs with the real estate boom. The realty activity is more within 25 km radius of Kurnool city . Flats in real estate ventures coming up on Nandyal Road, Anantapur Road, Nandikotkur Road and Bellary Road are somewhat affordable, said M Nagendra, a private employee. P5 E x p r e s s N e w s Se r v i c e @Vijayawada The YSRC swept the fourth phase of panchayat elections held on Sunday by wresting 2,291 of the total 2,844 sarpanch seat results announced till late night. It was a clean sweep by the YSRCbacked candidates in all panchayats in Pulivendula, the constituency represented by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy The YSRC won . all the 108 panchayats in Pulivendula segment for which elections were held of the total 109. About 90 of YSRC-backed candidates were elected unopposed. Elections were held to 18 panchayats and the YSRC supported candidates won all of them. The YSRC bagged more than 80 per cent of seats in the first three phases of elections and it repeated the performance in the fourth phase too. The ruling YSRC won more than 9,300 panchayats of the total 11,500odd seat results declared. It secured a massive mandate in almost all the districts, particularly in Kadapa, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, East and West Godavari. It swept the polls both in Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra districts. The TDP remained at a far distant second place with just 1,900-odd seats YSRC activists celebrate the victory of party-backed candidates in the fourth phase of panchayat elections, at the party central office in Tadepalli on Sunday | Express in its kitty The BJP-Jana Sena Party . combine won over 120 panchayats while others, including YSRC rebels, secured more than 250 seats. T h e p a n ch ayat e l e c t i o n s witnessed high drama with the ruling YSRC forced into a ‘confrontation’ with the State Election Commission right from the day one and on several occasions, legal recourse P4 had to be taken. Phase-wise poll results Phase Total panchayats First 3,245 2,616 510 Second 3,325 2,654 534 Third 3,216 2,604 527 Fourth 3,299 2,291 417 YSRC TDP (2,844 seat results declared)
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