World’s largest vaccine maker delays exports of jabs as hospitals struggle to cope with infections.
India declared an endgame to the pandemic just a month ago.
Now the country with the world’s second biggest population is recording nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases every day.
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The region around its capital New Delhi is going into a week-long curfew as hospitals run out of beds and oxygen.
India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, is now limiting exports of jabs to the United Nations-backed COVAX scheme for developing nations.
So, what is the impact on the rest of the world if India cannot get its second wave under control?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
T Sundararaman – Global coordinator for the People’s Health Movement
Deepsikha Chettri – Member, UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee
Uday Chandra – Assistant professor of government at Georgetown University