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Gutting India’s Public Sector Vaccine Makers
India's once-thriving public vaccine manufacturers were absent during the pandemic. This was not due to a lack of capability. The problem has been active neglect by the government .
The government lost an opportunity to dampen the second wave but it should at least protect us from the third wave. For that it needs to revise its ‘liberalised’ vaccine policy, which with its array…
K Sujatha Rao
What has Gone Wrong with India’s Vaccination Programme?
In the middle of a virulent second wave, India finds itself staring at shortages that will delay vaccinating its 45+ population well beyond August. If only the government had not thought it was…
Vaccine Platforms Old and New for SARS-CoV2
Ten years of work have been compressed into 10 months to yield the 10 vaccines now in use in the world. But trust has to be built among people by sharing accurate information, and a vaccine is also…
The Blind Spots of Public Health
The Covid-19 pandemic demonstrates that the discipline of public health needs to be open towards a plurality of ideas and paradigms. Else it could end up being reductionist and suited to…