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In a nation of inequalities, India's vaccine strategy is bad economics

Free, universal access to inoculation could prepare India better for a third Covid-19 resurgence.

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Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg Opinion
After a tightly centralized vaccination drive that has delivered the required two shots to less than 2% of the population, India is opening up its inoculation strategy in the middle of a raging pandemic. Can the new approach flatten the curve?

Expanding the campaign to all adults below 45 starting next month is a late but welcome move. India’s daily infection rate of almost 350,000 is the worst any country has experienced. Even then, shifting a big part of the financial burden to 28 state governments and letting private hospitals buy shots at 600 to 1200 rupees ($8 to $16)

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First Published: Apr 27 2021 | 7:28 AM IST

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