Question: If more variants are bound to emerge

Scientists frequently warn about how any delay in mass vaccination against COVID-19 risks the emergence of potentially more dangerous variants.


As of August 2021 data indicates 29.7% of the world population has received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 15.3% is fully vaccinated 4.4 billion doses have been administered globally, and 40.04 million are now administered each day. Our World in Data. The issue we are facing is 1.1% of people in low-income countries have received at least one dose- a wide and gaping hole for the virus to mutate. The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) in the United Kingdom reported the virus is very likely to evolve into a still more dangerous form. We must be prepared for this outcome, for we are already behind the curve as SARS-CoV-2 is outpacing our response. Question: Apart from the moral imperative, what are the compelling reasons to act sooner than later?

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