Images of breathless people scrambling to hospitals have shocked the nation. As the macabre dance of death continues, what is obvious is the lack of planning in every sphere by our bumbling governments.
While the manufacturer of Covaxin got itself in a jam with Brazil following an inspection of its Hyderabad facility, AstraZeneca’s vaccine was put on hold in several nations after reports of blood clots. How safe are these vaccines?
The selective way in which the government is vaccinating the population came in for stricture from the Delhi High Court which asked it to explain why it was keeping such “strict control” over the process.
In the spirit of collaboration, the prime minister has suggested a special visa scheme for Indian doctors and nurses so that they can travel quickly within the sub-continent to help with the pandemic as well as a regional air ambulance.