A researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: ReutersA researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: Reuters
A researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: Reuters

Is India’s rush for a coronavirus vaccine being driven by national pride and China tensions?

  • Indian officials gave a five-week deadline for the first Covid-19 vaccine trial, aiming to have it ready by independence day on August 15
  • Amid increased protectionism and a record surge in cases, health experts warn political pressure is affecting the race to develop a home-grown vaccine

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: ReutersA researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: Reuters
A researcher holds an individual dose of a coronavirus vaccine. The World Health Organisation says about 160 vaccines are in development, including India’s Covaxin. Photo: Reuters
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