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Process as per global norms: ICMR defends August 15 Covid vaccine deadline

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Amid rising number of coronavirus cases in India, ICMR has defended the August 15 target for launching Covaxin, India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate, amid criticism from the scientific community, the ICMR said the process is in accordance with the globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine development. However, global health experts questioned the deadline as they believe it is not possible to develop vaccine so early.