Immunization schedules are currently underway in many countries with some difficulties and delays due to various factors. Citizens of the so-called However, Westerners may consider themselves fortunate, since the fact that vaccination programs began puts them in a very privileged position.
According to a report by The Economist Intelligence UnitThe group of countries that first launched massive coronavirus vaccination programs includes the United States, European Union member states, Great Britain, Switzerland, Iceland, Hong Kong, Singapore and some countries bordering the Arabian Gulf. It is the citizens of these countries who will be able to feel safe as the first country in the world.
The West is ahead of the rest
“The United States, the United Kingdom, and most of the European Union will be able to vaccinate their most vulnerable citizens (the elderly, the critically ill, and health workers) by the end of March, and the remaining rich countries will achieve this goal by the end of June.” – The authors of the report expected.
This, of course, will also have a major impact on the economy and the pace of recovery from pandemic lockdowns. Its noticeable acceleration is currently expected in the second half of this year.
However, not all of them are as favorable as the inhabitants of the countries mentioned above. In many countries, the effects of mass vaccination programs must wait until the middle of next year – and in some countries until 2023.
As per the predictions of an analytical unit linked to a reputable repository The EconomistIn mid-2022, mass vaccination will be achieved, among others in Japan, South Korea, Russia, Turkey, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Mexico, Vietnam, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Saudi Arabia. Norway is also experiencing such delays with regard to the United States and European Union countries.
By the end of next year, residents will have to wait for comprehensive vaccinations, for example China, India, Thailand, Iran, Egypt, Colombia, but also Belarus and many Balkan countries.
Ukraine may wait up to a year for a comprehensive vaccination
However, in many countries, mass vaccination will not begin until at least next year. This is especially true for African countries, a large proportion of Asian countries and some countries in South and Central America. However, this problem will not bypass Europe, because Poland’s neighbor Ukraine, as well as Moldova, may have to deal with it.
The fact that Poland is located in the immediate vicinity of two countries (Belarus and Ukraine) is likely to be greatly delayed vaccination programs in relation to the European Union countries is not without significance. It is precisely these delays that will be one of the main factors slowing the economy’s recovery on an international scale – including trade ties and tourism.
An additional problem may also be prolonged restrictions within the economies of countries with lagging vaccination schedules and a growing gap between them and countries where the vast majority of activities can be reopened.
Therefore we can expect that although the implementation of vaccination programs will allow a wider opening of the internal economy in many European Union countries and the United States of America (perhaps starting from the second half of 2021), some international restrictions and difficulties will remain with us even for a long time.
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