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‘We took a huge risk’: the Indian firm making more Covid jabs than anyone

ADAR Poonawalla, 40, is the chief executive of the Serum Institute of India (SII), the Pune-based, family-owned vaccine manufacturer that is producing more Covid-19 vaccines by dose than any other in the world. For now it’s the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine rolling off its production lines, but SII has signed contracts with three other developers – Novavax, Codagenix and SpyBiotech – all of which have candidates in the works…

Adar Poonawalla

This article first appeared in The Guardian on 14 February 2021. To continue reading, click here.

 

 

Has Covid changed the price of a life?

THE dilemmas are achingly familiar by now. Should we lock down or stay open? If we lock down, when and in what order should the different sectors of the economy open up? What about schools? Places of worship? Cultural and sporting venues…?

Illustration by Paul Tansley for The Observer

This article first appeared in The Observer on 14 February 2021. To continue reading, click here.

 

Anti-vaxx through history

SARAH and her brother Benjamin (not their real names) have never seen eye to eye. She’s a professional scientist, he – according to Sarah’s description – is someone who is susceptible to conspiracy theories. They maintained an uneasy truce until a few weeks ago. Tensions came to a head when Sarah was on the phone to her mum, talking her through the online procedure to book a slot for her Covid-19 vaccination…

Dr Fauci gets vaccinated, December 2020

This article first appeared in The Guardian  on 26 January 2021. To continue reading, click here.