Mass vaccination campaign in India may have contributed to spike in cases

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S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD

Professor S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, has authored a comment in The Lancet Global Health in which he cautions that the mass vaccination campaign in India may have contributed to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases there. He urges leadership in India to rethink its vaccination strategy to reduce virus spread by preventing overcrowding and enforcing non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as masking and social distancing, at vaccination centers.

On IndiaToday.com, Subu comments that “taking the vaccines to people might be a safer way for a mass vaccination rollout.”