Bombay, we have a problem

By 17/04/2021 Portal

Given that India is the world's largest producer of vaccines, it is baffling that it is running out of supplies even for its own population. Let's not talk about the developing world that depends on its factories. The reason seems to be a new mutant of SARS-CoV-2 that emerged there, which must be added to the British, South African and Brazilian variants, and which also spreads faster than the standard virus. In a country of 1.4 billion inhabitants, 18% of the world's population, and with some of the most gigantic megapolises on the planet, like Bombay, a variant of the virus that has an increased capacity to spread can create a good cisco. And that is just what has happened. The new variant has not only caused the epidemic to spiral out of control in India, but is complicating the supply of vaccines to Africa through the Covax initiative, coordinated by the WHO. Call it globalization of risk.

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