31 May Only a global effort can tame COVID19 (The Hindu, GS-2, Polity)
Context:- Fighting from the COVID-19 can’t take place unless there is a total fight. All the countries have to come together to fight from this obscure monster.The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the variant first found in India (B.1.617) as a variant of global concern as it has already spread to more than 40 countries. This underscores the fact that no one is safe until everyone is safe.
What are the constraints in Vaccine production:-
- Intellectual property rights.
- Limited production capacity of Bharat biotech and serum institute.
- Limited international cooperation.
- Ban on the plastic which some way or the other will hamper.
- Vaccine nationalism
What is the way forward:-
- International cooperation.
- Increasing the production capacity
- Increasing the herd immunity