India: COVID vaccine rollout poses a formidable challenge
05 December 2020 | 11:04 am
As hopes for an early arrival of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 rise, experts caution that logistical problems could threaten the Indian government's efforts to swiftly carry out a mass vaccination drive.
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