18 September 2021
How you can play around with the dashboard
The size of the dot that each country has corresponds with the amount of people in that country that has been fully vaccinated. The bottom chart shows how many vaccinations are happening each day and how many vaccinations have been made in total. The left Y axis represents the daily vaccinations and are shown with bars whilst the right Y axis shows total number of vaccinations and is shown with the orange line. The bar to the left represents the percentage of population that has been vaccinated (both one and two vaccinations) and changes when you choose specific countries. If no country is selected it shows the percentage of the country with the highest percentage (currently Gibraltar).
Underneath the world map you can modify the range of dates in order to better track the process of progress towards a virus free world and view specific dates that interest you. You can also view specific countries by either pressing on their dot or selecting them from a list in the right hand column. If you are interested in specific vaccines that can also be selected from a list in the right hand column, however, since reporting on which vaccines used is not always specific on one you will see some mixes of vaccines as well.
Global inequality when it comes to vaccine distributions
We created this dashboard with the purpose of getting oversight into how the covid vaccinations are going worldwide. The numbers is that vaccinations are being steadily rolled out, however, its distribution is very uneven between countries. There are also dips where vaccines shortages can be seen. Furthermore, there has yet to be any data available from most African countries which highlights the uneven distribution of vaccines.
This is due to several factors, partly it is a question of monetary power. The vaccine costs and some countries cannot afford the price of the vaccine. Adding on to the issue with the actual price of the vaccine, most vaccines also requires transport under certain conditions (some need to be cooled at -70 C) and also needs to be stored at cold temperatures. This creates further problems in the southern hemisphere and around the equatorial line due to the costs of keeping the vaccine in cool and secure locations. The last issue with vaccine efforts in low income countries is that most manufacturing takes place in high income countries that requires the manufacturer to put aside a certain amount of vaccines for the population where it has been manufactured, halting the efforts to supply the vaccine in a equitable manner around the world.
It is also evident that even though the US does not have the highest percentage of population vaccinated they have the most people reported as having received at least one dose of the vaccine. It should be noted that China does not share their numbers as clearly as many other countries so viewing their progress is a bit harder that most of the other countries in the dashboard.
This dashboard will be updated every week in order to give you the newest information available. The latest numbers sourced from several government websites and extracted from kaggle.
Please feel free to explore on your own and don’t hesitate to email me if you have any thoughts.
By Viktor Lingslunde