- Feb 27, 2019
Let second wave subside and wait 1 more month... BB is ramping up prod in big way... same for poonawala also.. he got the money to ramp up.. moreover Zydus too in fray with their vaccine... zydus have good prod capacity.. my friend is their plant manager so i know via him.....along with sputnik.. we don't need sinovac / PFIZER / Moderna et all... Perhaps amrinder is posturing sinovac for some other motive...Punjab will get Chinese Sinopharm... Thats the only vaccine available at scale for quick delivery.. It is not upto Congress to choose Sinopharm.. Once WHO approves Sinopharm, Punjab will most likely receive Sinopharm.. Also, it is about saving lives.. If India can buy 25000 oxygen concentrators from China, why not chinese vaccines..? This will also serve to hit Modi's image and his effort to portray India as counter weight to China.. and all that Modi Vaccine diplomacy jazz.. So, Congress would love this..
But, anyway, Modi wanted to share the blame of vaccine scarcity by putting the onus of procurement of vaccines for 18 - 45 age group, on the states.. This, in a seller's market where even countries like Australia will only get substantial deliveries towards the end of the year.. So, no Indian state will get Pfizer, Moderna or even substantial sputnik vaccines imported ( limited Russian manufacturering capacity) this year.. Modi knew that.. So, what remains.. Chinese vaccines
And i think still centre holds the veto power... so if modi do not want.. he can refuse permission and let them cry hoarse for all they want...