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Six months into vaccine campaign, 11% of world population have received at least one dose Updated: 2021-06-07 15:15:28 KST

It's been six months since the first coronavirus vaccine shot was administered in the UK.
And as the biggest vaccine campaign in history rolls on, more than two billion doses have now been given worldwide.
About 11 percent of the global population have gotten at least one.
Data from the World Health Organization also shows that the number of daily new cases worldwide has been falling since the peak of almost 900-thousand in mid-April.
With the vaccination rate increasing worldwide, countries are moving to ease their restrictions.
Israel, which has been a vaccination leader, plans to lift mask mandates for people indoors starting next week, which would end the country's only major remaining virus restriction.
Students at school, however, will still have to wear masks in class as children under 16 have yet to be vaccinated.
Israel lifted outdoor mask requirements in April, and it's also removed limits on gatherings, and is allowing businesses to operate without restrictions.
On Sunday, the country reported just four new infections, all of which were from overseas.
The U.S. is taking similar steps.
Half of the U.S. population has now received at least one dose of a vaccine and about 42 percent have been fully vaccinated.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that those who are fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks outdoors.

Vaccine distribution, however, have been lopsided in different parts of the world.
Countries and regions with higher incomes are getting vaccinated 20 to 30 times faster than those with lower incomes.
Africa, for example, has inoculated only 31 million people out of its population of 1.3 billion.
The World Health Organization has said that at least 70 percent of the world's population would have to be inoculated to end the pandemic.
But if there are countries that don't have access to vaccines, then that goal will remain far away.
Min Suk-hyen, Arirang News.
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