Coronavirus Disease‑19 Vaccine Inequity and Gross Domestic Product

Alimoradi, Zeinab and Lin, Chung-Ying and Pakpour HA, Amir (2021) Coronavirus Disease‑19 Vaccine Inequity and Gross Domestic Product. Asian Journal of Social Health and Behavior.

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) pandemic is currently one of the major health issues worldwide.[1] The significant impact of the COVID‑19 pandemic has necessitated rapid and preventive responses by governments to control the disease.[2] Most early disease control strategies include human mobility reduction (e.g., travel restrictions and mandatory quarantine), closure or lockdown (e.g., schools, businesses, and public spaces closure), and health policies modifications (e.g., using rapid COVID‑19 test or polymerase chain reaction test).[3] Over the centuries, vaccines are an effective way to combat the spread of diseases and one of the most effective and reliable methods to prevent disease.[4] Past studies and ongoing clinical trials have shown that safe and effective vaccines for COVID‑19 are the best tools for controlling ongoing epidemics.[5] The World Health Organization estimates that at least 65% of a given population should be vaccinated to prevent the spread of the virus to protect the population.[6] Given the remarkable effectiveness of vaccines, their availability gives people a sense of relief that they can better protect their health. However, several countries are still experiencing rapidly increasing cases of the disease and causing mutations and have not implemented the general vaccination program effectively.[7]

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RN Health > RN1001 Public Health
Divisions: University Portal > research center > sdh
Depositing User: pr SDH research
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2022 10:05
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2022 10:05
URI: http://eprints.qums.ac.ir/id/eprint/11279

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