Vaccinations between health and geo-politics | COVID-19 Special

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The COVID-19 immunisation drive is expected to be largest in world history, and that too, within a relatively short time. Gaps may arise, and divisions emerge, as the world is getting “bifurcated” according to their vaccine providers, in an “East vs West” kind of equation. The inactivated vaccine platform used by Sinovac, Sinopharm, Sputnik V and Bharat Biotech means they are more “stable”, i.e. they don’t need super-cooling, and therefore can offer hope for the underdeveloped parts of the world. Chinese, Russian and Indian-made vaccines have proven attractive to lower and middle income countries, especially the ones who lack the capacity to sustain an ultra-freezing chain needed by mRNA vaccines.”

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