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Vaccine confidence and rising case numbers pave the way for 35 million shots in India
Mar 18, 2021

Vaccine confidence and rising case numbers pave the way for 35 million shots in India

In the past week, India conducted approximately 8.9 million inoculations, with an average of almost 1.27 million doses a day.

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East
Dec 29, 2020

Vaccine Diplomacy: In 2021, the UAE will become the new vaccine hub of the Middle East

This “niche diplomacy” is expected to be one of the key guiding principles of Emirati foreign policy in 2021.

Vaccine equity in the Indo-Pacific
Jan 14, 2022

Vaccine equity in the Indo-Pacific

As many countries in the Indo-Pacific struggle to meet their vaccination targets, India could spearhead a vaccine initiative in close collaboration wi

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines
Feb 08, 2021

Vaccine nationalism exacerbates global faultlines

Wealthy nations have turned towards subsiding their own pharmaceutical companies and locking in vaccine supplies for their population.

2021 for the UK — From the COVID vaccine and economic downturn, to Brexit and Biden
Dec 29, 2020

2021 for the UK — From the COVID vaccine and economic downturn, to Brexit and Biden

The impact of the pandemic has been so pervasive that every prominent political and social issue facing the UK has become enmeshed with it.

58 million vaccine doses exported and 23 million for domestic use: This week may see drastic changes for India
Mar 10, 2021

58 million vaccine doses exported and 23 million for domestic use: This week may see drastic changes for India

After the initial lukewarm response, India’s daily inoculations observed a much-needed boost.

A Dream Run Gone Awry? Novavax’s Delay on COVID Vaccine and What It Means for India
May 19, 2021

A Dream Run Gone Awry? Novavax’s Delay on COVID Vaccine and What It Means for India

Novavax started off as one of the strongest contenders, promising 2 billion doses in 2021, despite failing to bring to market a single vaccine candidate in its 34-year-old his-tory.

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines
Jul 15, 2021

Access to vaccines in Massachusetts: Divisions along race and socioeconomic lines

Vaccine equity in Massachusetts has been called the “best of the worst”; although doing better than other states in terms of equitable distributio

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines
Mar 24, 2021

Africa’s quest for securing COVID-19 vaccines

The race to secure COVID-19 vaccines has laid bare the inherent inequalities in access to global healthcare, which adversely affects developing popula

Australia’s support for Pacific vaccine access — and what more it can do
Mar 11, 2021

Australia’s support for Pacific vaccine access — and what more it can do

The case of Australia and Pacific Island countries is instructive on what can be done — and what still needs to be done.

Bringing the Covid-19 Vaccine to Every Hamlet: The Story of Raigarh
Jun 27, 2022

Bringing the Covid-19 Vaccine to Every Hamlet: The Story of Raigarh

India has achieved better Covid-19 vaccine coverage than most other countries in its income class, aided mainly by domestic production capacity and the government’s decision to offer the vaccines to the adult population for free. There are stark sub-national differences, however, in the pace and coverage of the vaccine rollout. This special report tells the story of the district of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh—one of the low-income, Empowered Acti

Can India offset Chinese influence through its vaccine diplomacy?
Jan 22, 2021

Can India offset Chinese influence through its vaccine diplomacy?

Peaceful international partnerships in crucial sectors, like healthcare, continue to inspire India’s global vision.

Can the COVID vaccine “change” a person’s DNA?
Apr 21, 2023

Can the COVID vaccine “change” a person’s DNA?

Multiple molecular checks ensure that the COVID-19 vaccine does not affect human DNA, thus, the chances of this occurring are highly improbable

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?
Apr 22, 2021

Can the world collaborate amid vaccine nationalism?

The COVID-19 pandemic has mutated into a global political economy crisis, with new fault lines emerging along market shares and intellectual property

China’s vaccine scandal — why we should care too
Aug 13, 2018

China’s vaccine scandal — why we should care too

As seen in the Chinese case, the vaccine manufacturers have not only lost trust domestically but also internationally.

COVID vaccines: The world’s biggest real-time test
Mar 11, 2021

COVID vaccines: The world’s biggest real-time test

Throughout this ordeal, one must remain modest.

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context
May 12, 2023

COVID19 Vaccine: Development, Access and Distribution in the Indian Context

The race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is gaining ground in many parts of the world. This brief examines the challenges that India must hurdle to successfully manufacture and distribute a vaccine. It argues for a fair and equitable distribution of vaccine with an aim to save the maximum number of lives. It suggests a multi-parameter model based on age, co-morbidity, income and profession to justify one’s claim for vaccine. The imperative is to

CoWIN app for vaccine, telemedicine: 2021 is the turning point for India’s healthcare through AI
Jan 08, 2021

CoWIN app for vaccine, telemedicine: 2021 is the turning point for India’s healthcare through AI

The remedy to overcome India’s healthcare afflictions calls for the amalgamation of data, technology and collaboration.

Fractured multilateralism and the search for COVID19 vaccine
Jun 27, 2020

Fractured multilateralism and the search for COVID19 vaccine

The EU’s push for multilateralism on developing a vaccine against COVID-19 comes amidst fraying international relations

How Covid pandemic has left millions of children without routine vaccines, study shows
Jul 20, 2021

How Covid pandemic has left millions of children without routine vaccines, study shows

There is an urgent need to strengthen routine immunisation to prevent the risk of vaccine-preventable disease in children, according to Lancet.

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available
Apr 28, 2020

How to lift the lockdown when lockdown is the only COVID-19 vaccine available

India still has about one week left before deciding the fate of its nationwide lockdown. Therefore, if there are lessons to be learnt from the countri

India's triumph: A journey towards eradicating vaccine-preventable diseases
Jan 17, 2024

India's triumph: A journey towards eradicating vaccine-preventable diseases

India has shown commendable progress in eliminating vaccine-preventable diseases through robust immunisation programmes

Indian Muslim clerics’ call for action to overcome vaccine hesitation during Ramadan
Apr 17, 2021

Indian Muslim clerics’ call for action to overcome vaccine hesitation during Ramadan

Enforcing a sense of discipline among 170 million people, sharply divided on sectarian and linguistic lines, is never an easy task as it requires volu

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy
Jan 23, 2021

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy

The world’s pharmacy is looking to inoculations to build friendly ties around the world—and compete with China.

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan
Apr 21, 2021

India’s Vaccine Diplomacy Reaches Taiwan

As New Delhi and Taipei draw closer together, the map of the Asia-Pacific could change for good.