India Hits ‘Historic’ 1 Billion Vaccinations Against Covid-19
India has certainly experienced a dreadful battle with the Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic. It was one of the first nations to successfully issue lock-downs, pursue contact tracing, and develop a robust federal infrastructure dedicated towards fighting the spread of the disease.
However, this year has been challenging for the country, especially as the infamous Delta variant became more prevalent.
India is home to nearly 1.4 billion people. Amidst the immense population, bustling economy, and deeply rooted cultural paradigms that define the nation, there is also a relative respect for health, science, and self-betterment. That is, India has always been an epicenter for healthcare innovation and holistic medicine, in addition to being the modern day mecca for the world’s pharmaceutical needs.
But India’s latest milestone is something for the history books: achieving 1 billion vaccinations in less than a year. This means that nearly 75% of the population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, providing incredible hope for the future of the country’s fight against the pandemic.
For sake of comparison, in the USA, 66.6% of the population has currently received at least one dose, and in Canada, 77% of the population has received at least one dose.