India is world's vaccine factory:
What happens when it can't deliver
India is world's vaccine factory: What happens when it can't deliver on Business Standard. India stopped
exporting Covid-19 vaccines in mid-April, leaving low-income and lower-middle-income countries in the
International News By mid-April, India had manufactured nearly 17
percent of all Covid-19 vaccine doses globally: It was the world’s
fourth-largest producer, after China (about 36 percent), the United
States (about 22 percent) and the European Union (more than 17
percent), according to data from the Global Commission for Post-
But India’s role is outsize when it comes to supplying lower-income
countries. By my tally, more than 55 percent of the vaccines delivered
to Covax through the end of April came from India.
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But that was then. India stopped exporting Covid-19 vaccines in mid-
April, leaving Covax and the 92 low-income and lower-middle-income
countries that depend on the program in the lurch.
The shortfall is estimated to be at 190 million doses by the end of June.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia,
Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Pakistan and Uganda
were to receive the largest allocations of Indian-made Covax vaccines
during the first half of 2021. Who knows now when vaccines will come
to those countries...Read more.
News Source : BS / Business Standard