ICMR pushes Bharat Biotech to launch coronavirus vaccine by 15 August
Move raises various ethical questions as ICMR threatens to take non-compliance very seriously
The first vaccine globally that went into human trials was US-based Moderna Inc’s RNA vaccine in April, and the vaccine is still in its second phase
The Indian Council of Medical Research has written to Bharat Biotech India Ltd to expedite the clinical trials for their jointly developed covid-19 vaccine 'Covaxin' ready for launch by Independence Day on 15 August. The move could potentially raise a number of ethical questions.