Das ka Dum with Dr Bhaskar Das I There is much rush for the Covid-19 vaccine. This is quite like we see in the media. Rushing through things without being a 100% sure of the efficacy. Comments?

01 Dec,2020

Bhaskar DasSerious issue. Naughty question. And an interesting answer. But that’s what one expects from Dr Bhaskar Das. Please do read his response in the Dec 1 edition of Das ka Dum…

 

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Q. There is much rush for the Covid-19 vaccine. This is quite like we see in the media. Rushing through things without being a 100% sure of the efficacy. Comments?

 

A. I don’t think the two situations are comparable. Development of any vaccine is an arduous process with clinical trials. They depend on rigorous research. Media is about braking stories and keep people abreast of the developments. They do research but they need not go through multiple iterations and trials. If that would have been the case, no news organisation would survive. It doesn’t mean that robustness of research is missing in news organisations. But it’s of a different kind.

 

 

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