ICMR’s Rush to Produce ‘Indian Vaccine’ for COVID-19 Suggests Politics is Driving Science

ICMR's Rush to Produce 'Indian Vaccine' for COVID-19 Suggests Politics is Driving Science
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July 2 turned out to be an unexpectedly tumultuous day for the Indian medical community. Director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Balram Bhargava sent a letter to various institutions around the country asking them to begin human clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine named COVAXIN, to be manufactured by Hyderabad-based drugmaker Bharat Biotech (BB). BB had announced on June 29 via a press release that it had received permission from […] Medical workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) take care of a patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). May 28, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Danish Siddiqui Bangalore:

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