The tsunami of the pandemic has already wiped out a prominent part of the population and who knows how worse the situation could get, The only hope during the 1st wave was to contrive vaccines for the virus, and now when various firms claim the authenticity of vaccines, people’s hope has got it’s the fuel which tends them to be confident enough to fight the pandemic and ignoring the latent fear in them of the severity of the current catastrophe.
In the capitalistic world where the management of vaccines has slipped into the hands of individuals from the authorities in many countries, the prediction of the prevailing inadequacy of vaccines especially in India was an obscure task.
With Israel vaccinating more than 80% of its adult population, the UK, USA, and UAE marking the top rankers among the nations where vaccines are dosed successfully to the adults, India still lags behind.
Two vaccines received approval for emergency use in India at the onset of the program, including Covishield (a version of the Oxford–AstraZeneca vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute of India), and Covaxin (developed by Bharat Biotech).
In April 2021, Sputnik V was approved as a third vaccine, with its 1st shipment on 1st May 2021. The demand for both covaxin and covishield has exponentially risen, pressuring the chief executive officer of SII, Adar Poonawalla to deliver the vaccines fast who even got threats from a few of the powerful people who led him to shift to London with his family.
The claims of the success rate of his vaccine that is 60-70% have also hankered the masses for being vaccinated.
The government allocated the first 30% doses to the healthcare and front line workers Allotting 80% of the PM care fund for the first drive. But as the following year revealed its harshness, the government’s policies for an expected console over the pandemic moved towards total chaos and a stage of complete breakdown.
After the shortage of vaccines in the country, what has been the icing on the cake is the unaffordable prices offered by the private sellers to the people.
In a time of a deadly catastrophe going around, people are involved in black marketing, officials exploiting the innocents, and political leaders busy gathering votes by playing the blame game. It is indeed true that the Shrinkage of humanity is often reflected at the time of crisis.
However, with such a high density of the country’s population, it is somewhat coherent that it is definitely not an easy task to manage the current deplorable conditions. Even the Supreme Court has given a verdict claiming the decisions regarding ‘covid management’ are the most arduous ones historically.
Even when the vaccines are supplied to the government by the producers, the problematic task of distribution has given birth to the palpable clash between center and state.
Recently the Delhi government has accused the center of a straight line regarding the number of vaccines delivered to them in relation to the contract signed earlier.
The vaccine crises fashioned from the covid crisis have also given the nations an opportunity to develop or cement international relations while the tangible changes in the international arena are visible too. The US spokesperson’s remarks for neglect of supplying the vaccines to India had generated enough of the heat in the country against the West, however, the decision climaxed a better ending.
The central government is also alleged for exporting much of the vaccines abroad instead of focusing on domestic conditions which are considered as the sole reason for the ruins of the nation.
Vaccines are the only hope we have for now for giving the pandemic a tough challenge and surviving the dark times.
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