Adar Poonawalla praised the Indian Government decision for increasing time gap between COVID-19 vaccine dose stating “Good scientific decision” as the gap between Covishield vaccine doses extended to 12-16 weeks from 6-8 weeks. Health Ministry said that “Based on the available real-life evidence, particularly from UK, the COVID-19 working group agreed for increasing the dosing interval to 12-16 weeks between two doses of Covishield vaccine.”
Many questions have arisen after the time gap between the doses has been changed suddenly. The Ministry also said that “the decision has been taken after being recommended by the COVID-19 working group headed by Dr. N K Arora and seven other officials.” Earlier we have seen the grave shortage of Covishield in the country where there are no doses left for the second dose of vaccination against COVID-19.
Adar Poonawalla, earlier also conveyed that he is leaving the country as he gets life threat calls for not providing the required doses of the vaccination against COVID-19 to the country. We have also seen the failed strategy in vaccinating the public aged between 18-45 years from the 1st of May 2021 due to lack of required doses in the country.
Adar Poonawalla had also announced that Serum Institute India (SII) is going to invest 2,460 crores (INR) in the UK to produce more vaccines for other diseases too. The investment also helps the Serum Institute India to start trials on single-dose vaccination against COVID-19. The Serum Institute India hopefully will use the increased time gap in between the doses to produce the maximum vaccine doses as the CEO of Serum Institute India, himself promised Maharastra state to give around 1.5 crores of doses in the month of May 2021.
On the another side, former Chief Minister Uttarakhand Trivendra Singh Rawat stated that “Seen from a philosophical angle, coronavirus is also a living organism. It has the right to live like the rest of us. But we think ourselves to be the most intelligent and are out to eliminate it.”
I wonder if this person would like to invite and live with the same living organism along with his family for the rest of the life he has.