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WEF 2022: World leaders laud India's handling of Covid-19 pandemic

The country's model of ensuring vaccine equity has been praised as worthy of emulation


So far, India has carried out over 1.93 billion Covid vaccinations, including 1.01 billion first doses, over 880 million second doses, and more than 33 million booster doses

Vinay Umarji
From the Russia-Ukraine war and climate change to the ongoing food crisis and changing landscape of globalisation amid protectionism, not to mention the Covid-19 pandemic, the world has a lot on its plate.

Yet, when over 2,500 global leaders reached the Swiss resort of Davos for the five-day World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, one of the first things they did was acknowledge India’s success in the timely manufacture of vaccines and their equitable supply within India and globally.

One of the early events at WEF meet was a panel discussion that revolved around preparations for the next pandemic, mental

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First Published: May 31 2022 | 9:54 PM IST

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