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India and Serum, engulfed in second wave, stumble over their Covid promises

Forget saving humanity, the unfolding tragedy has made it clear that India - even with the world's largest vaccine maker at its disposal - cannot save itself

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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Tests | Coronavirus Vaccine

Emily Schmall & Karan Deep Singh | NYT 



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Employees pack boxes containing vials of AstraZeneca's Covishield vaccine at the Serum Institute of India, in Pune (Photo: AP/PTI)

Adar Poonawalla made big promises. The 40-year-old chief of the world’s largest vaccine maker pledged to take a leading role in the global effort to inoculate the poor against Covid-19. His India-based empire signed deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars to make and export doses to suffering countries.

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First Published: Sat, May 08 2021. 16:17 IST

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