India’s COVID-19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
R Ramakumar writes:
Mass vaccination of the Indian population is critical to slow down the spread of Covid-19 infections and reduce case fatality rates. However, poor and faulty planning has led to an acute shortage of vaccines. Liberalisation of India’s vaccine “market” has allowed private capital to earn “superprofits” even as an economic crisis is building up and unemployment is rising.