How to prevent a third wave in India | COVID-19 Special

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    COVID-19 has ripped through India, leaving horror and heartbreak in its wake. Officially the virus has killed 400,000 Indians. But the real death toll is thought to be much higher.

    The race is on to vaccinate the country. But not everyone is convinced, especially in rural areas where two thirds of Indians live. Vaccine hesitancy is a major threat to India’s race to beat the pandemic.

    In a country as diverse as India, there remains a diversity of opinion towards vaccinations.

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