THE CHEKING PROCESS – Health Minister Olivier Véran said on Sunday that France was one of the three nations that have vaccinated the most for two weeks. Is this really the case?
THE QUESTION. Half of the European population has been vaccinated as of Tuesday, August 4, which is one more step in the fight against the Delta variant. France is currently on a good pace and is among the first European countries to vaccinate the most daily among the 27.
In an interview with the newspaper West France Last Sunday, Olivier Véran went even further and said that France had risen in the world’s top 3 nations that have vaccinated the most on a daily basis for two weeks», Therefore between July 15 and 31. Even if France seems to stand out, is France really on the podium of the countries which vaccinate the most?
CHECKS. The math is not that simple. Indeed, all the data for all countries are not collected on a daily basis, and some are not necessarily verifiable. We initially excluded the calculation of the absolute number of doses administered per country. If states like Russia or India, with
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