India—known as the world’s pharmacy—is the country with the most impressive vaccine history but they are speeding ahead with an unproven, homegrown version to fight COVID-19.
“A little bit of me dies every time we hear about a dose that’s been lost.”
“This is a relatively scaled down version,” said a former community member.
“We need to have a national approach to vaccinations, and must ensure states aren't competing against each other like they did with PPE, ventilators, and tests.”
From cancer to multiple sclerosis, the implications are tantalizing.
Officials in charge of planning the Biden inauguration asked in early December that troops deployed to keep D.C. safe for the event get vaccinated. That request was denied.
Despite spooky reports of shortages, the real problem is shots sitting in freezers, experts said.