14.07.2021 – 07:49
Fear of the spread of the Delta virus variant has prompted all states to accelerate vaccination rates as the only way to pass a new wave as easily as possible.
According to Worldindata data, Europe on average has vaccinated at least partially 44.4% of the population (32.2% completely, while 12.2% have received at least one dose. The data are updated as of June 12th.
The record in Europe is held by the United Kingdom, with partial vaccination of 68% of the population, of which 51.4% have been fully vaccinated while another 16.3% have received a dose.
The British government has announced that the vaccination has had a significant impact on reducing the number of hospitalized, infected with the Delta variant.
According to an analysis by the Public Health Unit of England, the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is 96% effective against hospitalization after 2 doses, while the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is 92% effective against hospitalization after 2 doses. These are comparable to the effectiveness of the Alpha variant of the inpatient vaccine. More data are needed to determine the level of protection against mortality from the Delta variant. However, as with other variants, this is expected to be high, the report notes.