Recent statistics have suggested that 70% of the global population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, with a staggering 13.39 billion doses administered worldwide. However, a closer examination of the available data raises questions about the accuracy of these claims and highlights the need for a more nuanced understanding of the vaccination campaign. Let’s delve into the figures, taking into account the information provided from official sources.
The Reported Statistics:
According to the reported figures, 70% of the world’s population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. A total of 13.39 billion doses have been administered globally, These numbers seem impressive, but when scrutinized alongside vaccine production capacities, some discrepancies emerge.
The offical claim is:
Moderna claimed the following in 2021:
Vaccine Production Capacities:
In 2021, Pfizer-BioNTech had a reported capacity of around 1.6 billion doses, while Moderna’s capacity ranged between 600 million and 1 billion doses. Notably, around 80% of the administered doses were reported to have been administered in 2021 as the graph showed above.
This was the claim from Pfizer in 2021:
Analysing the Discrepancies:
Taking into account these figures, several inconsistencies become apparent. Firstly, if Pfizer-BioNTech’s capacity was around 1.6 billion doses, it seems implausible for 70% of the global population to have received at least one dose. This would amount to over 5 billion doses administered solely from Pfizer-BioNTech, which surpasses their reported capacity.
Furthermore, when considering Moderna’s production capacity, the numbers do not align either. Even at the higher end of their reported capacity (1 billion doses), it would be challenging to account for the remaining 8.39 billion doses administered globally.
The Role of Multiple Doses:
Another factor that should be taken into consideration is the possibility of individuals receiving multiple vaccine doses. Some vaccine regimens require more than one dose for full immunization. While this accounts for a portion of the total administered doses, it alone cannot explain the vast discrepancy between reported doses and production capacities.
While the reported statistics indicate that 70% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 13.39 billion doses have been administered, a critical examination of the available figures raises doubts. Considering the production capacities of major vaccine manufacturers, the numbers do not seem to add up. The discrepancies suggest the need for a more accurate and transparent reporting system to ensure reliable data on vaccine administration.
What do you think? what’s going on?