Brazil Diplomatic Push to Guarantee Shipment of India-Made AstraZeneca Vaccine

Amid rising criticism of its slow response and a death toll approaching 200,000, Brazil is now rushing to import finished doses.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil made a diplomatic push on Monday, January 4th, to guarantee shipment of an Indian-made Covid-19 vaccine of British drugmaker AstraZeneca, hoping to avoid export restrictions that could delay immunizations in the country with the world's second-deadliest outbreak.

In parallel, Brazil's private clinics struck a preliminary deal for an alternative injection made by India's Bharat Biotech, despite a lack of published results from late-stage trials.

The scramble by Brazil's government and private sector underscored how Latin America's largest nation, once an example of mass immunization success in . . .

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