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In Modi’s India, political row erupts over home-grown coronavirus vaccine

In a country where everything from the food you eat to the clothes you wear can be political, India’s Covid-19 vaccine was always going to spark controversy.So it was on Sunday, when the drug regulator announced the approval of two vaccines for emergency use. One was Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covishield, while the other was Covaxin from local pharmaceutical firm Bharat Biotech.The knives were out for Covaxin just hours after the announcement, when it emerged that the home-grown vaccine was granted…

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