800 million vaccine doses is almost half of what India needs to vaccinate its entire adult population by the end of 2021. So why, and how, did they disappear in a span of 3 weeks from the centre’s list of vaccines needed for the drive? And with a third wave looming, what will it take to protect the population against the continued wrath of COVID-19?
Stories originally reported by Maitri Porecha and Seema Singh.
With guest Gagandeep Kang, virologist and professor at CMC Vellore.
India’s vaccine shortfall grows as Sputnik V struggles to launch: https://the-ken.com/story/vaccine-sputnik-v-india/
Covid Taskforce, let’s get real on vaccines. It’s time for plan B: https://the-ken.com/story/covid-taskforce-lets-get-real-on-vaccines-its-time-for-plan-b/
Related episode: https://the-ken.com/unofficial-sources/inside-adar-poonawallas-plan-to-global-vaccine-domination/
Music and editing by Sameer Rahat from Baqsa Studios
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