Asian governments are needlessly hampering vaccination drives Nationalism and geopolitics, among other things, are slowing inoculations I NDONESIA’S PRESIDENT took the first shot. India followed soon after, poking nearly 200,000 people on January 16th, starting with Manish Kumar, a cleaner at a hospital in Delhi. […] Its health ministry devised special software to target and track vaccine recipients, and held dry-run trials at dozens of locations across the country. […] At the same time it gave the green light to Covaxin, a home-grown vaccine that has not completed the final phase of testing. […] That is what people appear to be doing, even though trust in doctors and medicines is typically strong in India.
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