Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

Experts warn that Covid could mutate in a year and render current vaccines useless if developed countries do not step in – as it has revealed that 19 countries fighting the virus will only reach the 20 percent jab rate after 2030

  • Quit Covid for All believes that measures must be taken to avoid virus mutation
  • 19 low-income countries will not reach a growth rate of 70 percent by 2030
  • It comes as NSW ended the 106-day lockdown Monday morning


The Morrison government is urged to commit to further action to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in poor countries before the virus mutates and renders current vaccines ineffective.

The warning came as NSW ended the 100-day lockdown on Monday after reaching a 70 percent double-dose vaccination rate late last week, while the ACT will end its restrictions on Friday and Victoria later this month.

A new report from End Covid for All Campaign says that two-thirds of 77 epidemiologists in 28 developing countries believe that if nothing is done now, it would take less than a year before the virus mutates.

At the current rate, more than 19 low-income countries will only reach a vaccination rate of 70 percent before after 2030.

At the current rate, more than 19 low-income countries will only reach a vaccination rate of 70 percent before after 2030

At the current rate, more than 19 low-income countries will only reach a vaccination rate of 70 percent before after 2030

‘The longer we allow developing countries to lag behind in vaccination rates, the more time we allow the virus to mutate and spread,’ said campaign spokesman Pastor Tim Costello.

‘Therefore, it is vital that the Australian Government acts and provides a fair share commitment of an additional $ 250 million and 20 million vaccine doses to COVAX.’

COVAX is a worldwide initiative aimed at equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines.

‘The Delta tribe and the devastation it has caused across Australia show that we cannot allow Covid to run wild and mutate abroad,’ said Rev Costello.

Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson agrees that if poor nations are mostly unvaccinated, it’s a problem for everyone, as it could lead to more mutations.

There are signs that Covid may mutate in a year.

At the same time as rich countries like the United States are recovering, they will start winding down their policies with super-cheap credit – policies that have helped poor countries stay afloat.

Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson agrees that poor nations are mostly unvaccinated, which is a problem for everyone as it means more mutations

Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson agrees that poor nations are mostly unvaccinated, which is a problem for everyone as it means more mutations

‘So we see a two-track global recovery where advanced economies continue to recover and repair through 2022, but developing countries are stuck in stagnation until 2023,’ Richardson said.

Meanwhile, NSW announced 477 new cases on the last lockdown day, but also six more deaths – all men between the ages of 50 and 70 and none fully vaccinated.

Victoria experienced a further 1890 infections, slightly less than the 1965 record announced on Saturday.

There were also five more deaths.

Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews expects the 70 percent double-dose vaccination rate will be met in his state on October 26, when the restrictions will be light.

Victoria experienced a further 1890 infections, slightly less than the 1965 record announced on Saturday.

There were also five more deaths.

ACT registered 30 new cases on Sunday.

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