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Hopeful of Covid-19 vaccine by year end: ICMR chief Balram Bhargava

Hitting out at his critics for the ambitious deadline, he's emphatic that it is the country's moral duty to fast-track the vaccine without compromising on science and ethics

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Ruchika Chitravanshi  |  New Delhi 



ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava
‘’Whoever develops the vaccine first, India or China will have to scale it up,’’ says ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava

After the August 15 deadline set by Balram Bhargava, director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), for a Covid-19 vaccine turned controversial, the man at the centre of it all is looking at more realistic targets. Bhargava, during an interview, says he is hopeful of a vaccine by the end of this year or early next year.

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First Published: Tue, August 04 2020. 00:05 IST

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