Tag: COVID-19 Vaccine
Instead of asking whether schools should reopen, examine the requirements to allow our children to be safely reintroduced to their classrooms and childhoods.
Even after the havoc of the second wave, rural communities and small urban clusters still suffer from misinformation, myths, a glaring digital divide, and the basic lack of guidance in terms of getting vaccinated.
Why was a wholly digital platform like CoWIN—one that is largely accessible to the technology-owning elite—used for mass vaccine registration?
With an in-house population of 3.74 crore students, of which 50 lakh are PhD and Masters prospects, intergenerational learning losses, early marriage, mental health issues and a rise in unemployment loom large.
Prolonged lockdowns, apathetic social security services, and not being seen as high-priority recipients of the vaccine, have left them more vulnerable than ever before.
The cost of vaccination seems to be too high for many; convincing these women can have multiplying effects on India’s drive to universally immunize.