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India’s biggest challenge: how to vaccinate 1.3bn people against Covid-19?

Analysis: Even with the world’s largest vaccination scheme already in place, the distribution at this scale has huge potential pitfalls

India’s claim to fame is staggering scale of its general elections, with 900 million voters mobilised across 1 million polling stations, to choose from 8,000 candidates across a landmass spanning 2,000 miles north to south and pretty much the same east to west.

But now the country has to go one better. India must vaccinate 1.3bn people against Covid-19 – twice and twice as fast. With more than 9 million confirmed cases of coronavirus and a battered economy, how will the country meet this challenge?

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