Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicVaccine shortage

Topic: vaccine shortage

EU’s non-inclusion of Covishield for travel Green Pass discriminatory

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US lawmakers, governors urge Biden administration to send more Covid vaccines to India

Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Roger Wicker and Congressmen Michael McCaul, Adam Smith and Ro Khanna were among those highlighting India's Covid crisis.

India’s goal of 2.16 billion vaccine doses between August and December seems highly ambitious

Local govts, health workers, and community, political as well as religious leaders will have to be incentivised to help vaccinate the most vulnerable.

India’s daily average Covid vaccinations dipped by nearly 50% between April and May

At 0.12% of the population, India's daily vaccination rate is the world's lowest. What could likely add to this is the increased gap between Covishield's two doses.

India is too strategic to fail. Support on Covid shows our diplomacy punches above its weight

The shipment of 66.3 million vaccines is a sign of India’s commitment to good global citizenship. It is this sense of unity that has come to India’s assistance today.

Covid vaccine patents can be waived without hurting firms like Bharat Biotech. Here’s how

It is time countries acted with a humanitarian approach at WTO and relaxed IPR provisions for Covid-19 vaccines. And it can be done without disincentivising R&D efforts.

‘Should we hang ourselves over non-availability of vaccines?’ — Union Minister Gowda

Replying to queries on vaccine shortages, D V Sadananda Gowda said 'certain things are beyond our control' and clarified that the govt has been doing its best.

Maharashtra suspends vaccination drive for 18-45 age group, Delhi runs out of Covaxin

While the vaccination drive appeared to be faltering in several states, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan urged the state govts to first focus more on second dose vaccinations.

Young India wants Covid vaccines, but CoWIN just won’t let us win

Booked slots on CoWIN are a problem of the ‘announce-now, plan-later’ method that India loves so much. Millennials desperately want some of that vaccine maitri.

India’s Covid vaccine policy is bound to promote inefficiency, inequality

Modi govt’s policy for Covid-19 vaccine has thoroughly exposed both the failures of an incompetent state and the vagaries of the ‘free’ market.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.