Covid-19: India’s crisis brings vaccine access inequality into sharp focus
Advocates for global access to coronavirus jabs are calling for a more radical approach to their rollout by waiving intellectual property rights to the vaccines
“Every day we hear about more cases within our community. It’s frightening,” Varun B Krishnan, a 33- year-old data scientist sheltering at home in India, said.
A new father, he has been trying to protect his young family by remaining within his apartment compound as his state of Bangalore records 25,000 cases of Covid-19 a day.
Local news reports show people suffocating on the streets outside hospitals due to a lack of...
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