Serum Institute
The West is practicing vaccine apartheid on a global level

China and India are the only two major countries that have been willing to export vaccines while also vaccinating their own people. Meanwhile, to rich countries, the billions of dollars of vaccine market for Big Pharma far outweigh the benefits of saving millions of lives

Vaccine wars, ASEAN and the Quad

The COVID-19 pandemic demands that all nations cooperate to vaccinate the entire global population. The usual rules of which countries win and which ones lose do not operate in this civilizational crisis

In India, pseudo-nationalism trumps science in vaccine clearance

The recent regulatory clearance given to an indigenous developed vaccine candidate in India is an example of vaccine nationalism at its worst and jettisoning of all the principles of an evidence-based, scientific approach

Vaccine rollout battle: First past the post may win major market share

India’s mass vaccination plans may fail if it does not hold open discussions on its plans with health professionals and the people

COVID-19 vaccine: Rich countries might gain, poor ones might suffer

As trials for vaccine candidates continue, the question of which countries will gain access to it has become pressing. Low-income countries are likely to suffer in this regard

Vaccine distribution: Cold storage requirement for potential COVID-19 vaccine a major problem

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the challenges of taking a vaccine to the people in countries like India. They also look at the various vaccine candidates in contention

Even with vaccines, it is a long and rocky road to immunity

Even if the major economies can solve their own problems of procuring the vaccines by jumping the queue with money or captive production capacities, what about the rest of the world?

Worsening epidemic and a sinking economy: Modi’s mid-year balance sheet

Having surrendered before the epidemic, India’s Narendra Modi govt. is hoping that the economy will bail it out. Unfortunately, we are likely to face the worst of both: a worsening epidemic and an economy that continues to shrink

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