Opinion: Covid-19 is here to stay, Kenya must be prepared – Dennis Kabaara

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Business Daily | by Dennis Kabaara


Here’s the good news. Covid-19 vaccination is here. Here’s the bad news. Based on current procurement estimates, only 30 percent of Kenyans will have been vaccinated by 2023. In perspective, the two-shot Oxford/Astra-Zeneca we are acquiring expires in six months (as, mostly, do the others), which is why logistics matter. But here’s the global perspective.

In the US (100-plus million vaccinations already for a 330 million population), President Joe Biden promises Americans a likely “business as usual, family-gathered” Fourth of July (Independence Day). Israel has already vaccinated half of its population. The Seychelles has done a quarter-plus of its own.

Collectively, the G7 has vaccinated more than six per of its 775 million. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa – 3.3 billion people) are at 0.34 per cent…

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