Millions of Covid-19 vaccines to be destroyed in US, amid global shortage

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Vaccines of "Moderna" / Photo EPA-EFE / ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

Millions of vaccines against Covid-19 will be destroyed in the United States amid a global shortage of coronavirus drugs, the Guardian reported, commenting on the failure of the plans of the authorities in the country that every American would want to ce vaccinated.

As early as this summer, most vaccines began to run out, amid widespread skepticism about vaccination.

At least 15 million doses were dumped between March and September, according to an analysis by the US Food and Drug Administration. A separate study found that one million doses were dumped in 10 states between December and July.

Louisiana, for example, dumped 224.000 unused doses of vaccine, a rate that nearly tripled ce increased from late July. Experts comment that ce occurs at the height of the fourth deadliest wave in the United States.

Thousands of doses ce dump every day in Wisconsin. More than 65.000 doses ce dumped in Alabama, Tennessee nearly 200.000.

The news comes amid a global shortage of vaccines as millions of people around the world await their first doses. Only one percent of the population in poor countries received a single dose of the drug in July, compared to more than half the population in rich countries.

Many of the discarded doses come from pharmacies - now around 7,6 million discarded doses ce from four major pharmacies: Walgreens, CVS, Walmart and Rite Aid.

The administration of US President Joe Biden insists the US stockpile of vaccines yes ce used for boosting doses.

Vaccine manufacturers are already developing options to reduce the number of doses in a vial of the preparation.

Biden has promised to vaccinate 70 percent of the world next year and donate several million doses for use abroad.

 

Source: MIA

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