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Modi Backtracks on India Vaccine Drive After Intense Criticism

  • Vaccination drive under new policy to kick off on June 21
  • Federal government to make purchases for states as well
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WATCH: The seeds of this year's massive coronavirus death toll in India were sown by a premature declaration of victory after the first wave in 2020, a series of government mistakes and rampant misinformation on social media.(Source: Bloomberg)
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced free vaccinations for all adults in a move prompted by criticism of his administration’s handling of India’s deadly second virus wave and a botched immunization roll out.