The rollout of the Covid-19 vaccines by India together with leading global institutions has "rescued the world" from the deadly coronavirus and therefore the contributions by the country must not be underestimated, a top Americam scientist has stated.
It is not through PR and advertising but thanks to its concrete add the sector that India is named the pharmacy of the planet , especially searched to within the days of the COVID-19 pandemic. India is understood the planet over because the world's biggest drug-makers and a number of other countries are making a beeline to acquire the coronavirus vaccines produced here.
The latest accolades come from Dr Peter Hotez, the Dean of the National School of medicine at Baylor College of drugs (BCM) in Houston - acknowledged exactly why the effective (potent) yet economically priced vaccines produced in India's setups are key to global recovery from the pandemic. Dr Hotez acknowledged taht the 2 mRNA vaccines might not impact the world's low and middle income countries, but India's vaccines - made together with universities across the planet like BCM and teh Oxford University , have rescued the planet and therefore the manner during which it collaborated with the planet 's universities and unrolled a viable supply for the world is deserve applause.
Dr Peter Hotez said this during a recent webinar titled "Covid-19: Vaccination and Potential Retuurn to Normalcy" organised by the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houstn.The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on 25 February lauded India's efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "supporting" vaccine equity. He also urged other countries to follow India's example.
Taking to his official Twitter handle, the WHO chief said, "Thanks, India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for supporting vaccine equity. Your commitment to COVAX and sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses helps 60+ countries start vaccinating their doctors and other priority groups. I hope other countries will follow your example."
The ny Times cited how the most-in-demand commodity - the COVID vaccine - is now also a diplomatic ticket as "India, the unequalled vaccine manufacturing power, is making a gift of many doses to neighbours friendly and estranged".Another WSJ report lauded India's quick support to smaller countries. It said when an Indian Navy aircraft landed within the archipelago nation of Seychelles last month, the country's secretary of state and other senior officials lined abreast of the tarmac to welcome its precious cargo: 50,000 doses of Indian made AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine.