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Opinion

Narendra Modi fails India's vaccine test

Rollout was meant to be a moment to shine

| India
A health worker shows Covishield vaccine in Gauhati on Mar. 1: the Modi government chose to be penny-wise and pound-foolish.   © AP

Rupa Subramanya is a researcher and commentator.

As late as February, experts and reputed international media were remarking on how well India had done in combating COVID-19. Indeed, cases were down, and many assumed the worst was over.

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