In September President Joe Biden proposed a global goal of vaccinating at least 70% of the world’s population by autumn of 2022. The United Nations and the World Health Organization argued the target should be met even sooner – by mid-2022 – and that by the close of 2021 at least 40% of people in every country should be vaccinated.
It’s now clear that more than 90 countries will miss even that more modest 40% target. What’s more, these countries haven’t just missed the 40% target – they are often well below it.
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