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  • Leader of world's largest vaccine manufacturer flees India after threats from rich and powerful

    May 06, 2021 ? 8 hours ago
    National Post Staff

    The CEO of the Serum Institute in India, the world?s largest vaccine manufacturers, has fled India, claiming he and his family had been threatened by some of the most powerful people in the country.

    In an interview with the Times of London, published on Saturday May 1, Adar Poonawalla said he flew to London after enduring phone calls from chief ministers of Indian states, business leaders and others demanding that they receive the vaccine first.

    ...The Serum Institute has been producing over 600 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine month, supplied around the world. It is also responsible for supplying 90 per cent of India?s vaccines, as the second COVID-19 wave ravages the country, killing up to 4,000 people a day. ...

    https://nationalpost.com/news/leader...h-and-powerful
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