20 May The basics of an effective vaccine policy (The Hindu, GS-2, Governance, GS-4, Ethical dilemma)
Posted at 20 May 2021 in Current Affairs, Ethics, GS Paper II, GS Paper IV, Social Justice 0 Comments
Context:- Government is vaccinating indian people in order to save the life of the people and the livelihood as well. A stark reality of people’s apprehension about the efficacy of drug on one hand and the shortage of the vaccine on the other pushes the government to more.
Ethical dilemma faced by the government:-
- should we vaccinate the population which contributes the most to the economy or elederly people or its future i.e. children?
- Should we first vaccinate the elderly who are at high risk of serious illness and death, or should we vaccinate the working population so that we can open workplaces and revive the economy?
How this can be removed:-
- India has to make decision in tranche i.e. both elederly as well as people who contribute to the economy should be vaccinated but this has to have a clear policy which must be made public.
- A clear policy on the government front will induce the confidence in the people.
- A clear ramp up of vaccine programme
- Increasing the capacity of current production
- Import is also a good option.