Pakistan scrambles to ward off aggressive variants | COVID-19 Special

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    The number of new infections is seemingly going down in Pakistan, though the accuracy of the data is in question. And how sustainable is this downward trend given that neighbouring India is grappling with an aggressive variant? It may all depend on Pakistan’s ability to ramp up vaccination across the country. And there’s a lot of catching up to do.

    Will Pakistan’s ‘PakVac’, a locally produced vaccine, push be enough to stem the tide?

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