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India cannot vaccinate itself, let alone the rest of the world

Critical infrastructure and technology shortfalls hamper local production

| India
Cargo terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, which will be used as a vaccine handling center, pictured on Dec. 22: India does not have the necessary infrastructure such as extreme cold storage.   © Reuters

Rupa Subramanya is an independent researcher and commentator based between India and Canada.

As countries around the world gear up to vaccinate millions of people against COVID-19, can developing countries like India and South Africa really become the "pharmacy to the world," as they claim?

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