A recent report in an American publication has said that Pakistan will take around a decade to
vaccinate 75 per cent of its population in contrast with the developed countries which would take a
much shorter period.
Countries like the US, Britain and Israel were likely to reach the 75 percent target within three
months while others like Pakistan were expected to immunise the same level of their population in
about a decade, the report said.
As per the same report, India will acquire herd immunity through vaccination in a little over three
years.“Increased restrictions, broader lockdowns and stronger sops (Standard operating procedure)
enforcement are starting to have effect. Initial signs of positivity slowing. However, due to
momentum of last 2 weeks patients on critical care and mortality will stay at high levels for some
time. Please follow sops and be safe,” Asad Umar, chairman of the National Command and
Operation Centre (NCOC) tweeted. Taking Pakistan’s current situation in account, the report also
raised concern over the issue due to the “general indifference to medical problems once they stop bothering rich countries.” As many as 3953 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases
in the country has reached 696,184.
Amid the growing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 ahead of Ramadan, Pakistan last Sunday
had reported 3,568 coronavirus patients, who are under critical care. This is the highest number ever
since the pandemic started.
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