- Aug 16, 2014
Complete western Healthcare ecosystem is worried of success of Covaxin and hence the fierce opposition.Had a candid discussion with a North American ex-colleague of mine. His inlaws are resolute anti-vaxxers, but only for COVID. They seem to have taken many other vaccines without any issues. But not for making a political statement, but because they dont trust the Moderna/Pfizer shots due to their mRNA mechanism. They firmly believe both have got something to do with altering (atleast temporarily) a person's DNA. They and many like them called these big pharma vaccines as "poison". J&J didnt fly and seems to be mostly a stillborn.
Enter COVAXIN and its enormous potential in such a market. Even for boosters for people who already had 1 round of mRNA but now dont trust them due to breakthroughs. No wonder WHO is blocking it. Aap chronology samjhiye.
Sinopharm is also a similar option, but count on the current batch of anti vaxxers to trust them even less than mRNA.
They don't want a third world country to trump over their image.
Similar views from many Americans. had discussion with few US clients, they majorly believes that Covaxin the best vaccine that the western hemisphere cant have.