About three billion people may find it difficult to obtain the vaccine due to the lack of cooling technologies necessary to maintain the validity of the vaccine, according to a report published by the agency Associated PressThe poor, among the nearly 8 billion people around the world, will be “among the most affected by the Corona pandemic and are the last to recover from it.”
The report indicates that the poor do not only suffer from the lack of storage methods for vaccines only, as the health systems in their countries suffer, especially under the weight of the Corona pandemic, as these countries lack medical equipment and supplies, especially refrigeration technologies.
And more than two-thirds of the world do not have the technology or refrigerated logistics equipment to maintain the cold chain for transporting and preserving vaccines, according to a study Conducted by the German logistics company DHL.
It has been estimated that transporting and delivering the vaccines around the world will require about 15,000 air cargo flights.
The issue of cooling Corona vaccines will not be easy even in the richest countries, as it will need storage degrees of minus 70 degrees Celsius, which is what experts in logistical organization warn.
This may be a real problem in most Central Asian countries, India, Southeast Asia, Latin America, and African countries.
In a small clinic in Burkina Faso that serves about 11 thousand patients, the vaccines are brought from a hospital 40 minutes away, because they do not have a refrigerator to store these vaccines after their refrigerator was burned last fall.
And causes overcrowding of patients in this clinic, waiting more than 4 hours to get regular vaccinations, and to see a doctor you need to wait several hours as well.
Currently, 42 vaccines are undergoing clinical trials, and a further 151 vaccines are undergoing pre-clinical evaluations.
The World Health Organization says it is aspiring to vaccines that need refrigerated storage at temperatures from 2 to 8 degrees Celsius below zero.
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