Brazil’s Bolsonaro Asks India to Expedite Vaccine Shipment as Delays Loom

Fiocruz biomedical center said on Friday that the active ingredients needed to fill and finish millions of doses of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine in Brazil, previously slated to arrive in the country on Saturday, may not land until the end of the month.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to expedite a shipment of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine amid broader delays to the vaccine’s arrival in Brazil, according to a letter on Friday, January 8th.

Bolsonaro’s letter, released by his press office, comes amid growing pressure to speed up Brazil’s vaccine rollout and end the world’s second-deadliest coronavirus outbreak. Critics say the immunization . . .

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