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Concern over 'rushed' approval for India Covid jab

January 5, 2021 7:12 am

Experts have raised concerns over India’s emergency approval of a locally-produced coronavirus vaccine before the completion of trials.

On Sunday, Delhi approved the vaccine – known as Covaxin – as well as the global AstraZeneca Oxford jab, which is also being manufactured in India.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi touted the approval as a “game changer”.

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The head of Bharat Biotech, which makes Covaxin, defended the approval process, but health experts warn it was rushed.

Health watchdog All India Drug Action Ntework said it was ‘shocked’.

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