India has opened vaccinations to all adults in hopes of taming a monstrous spike in Covid infections.
The world’s largest maker of vaccines is still short of critical supplies — the result of lagging manufacturing and raw material shortages. Those factors delayed the rollout in several states.
Only a fraction of India’s population likely can afford the prices charged by private hospitals for the shot. That means states and the federal government will be in charge of immunising 900 million Indian adults.
India’s case total stands at 19.57m according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with 215,542 deaths recorded. We should have Monday’s daily figures shortly.