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Vaccine blunder

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A man-made disaster of gigantic proportions is in the making: the government of Pakistan, with more than four dozen cabinet members, forgot to purchase Covid-19 vaccines on time. A blunder of epic proportions. Alarm bells rang on June 20, 2020 when Pakistan recorded 159 Covid-19 related single-day deaths (during the first wave). Then on December 24, 2020 when Pakistan recorded 111 single-day deaths (during the second wave). On April 28, 2021 Pakistan recorded 201 single-day, Covid-19 related deaths, the highest ever.

Coronavirus cases approaching 900,000. Forgot to order vaccines. Deaths approaching 18,000. Forgot to order vaccines. Waiting for donations. Waiting for a miracle. On January 27 this year, PM Imran Khan “approved Rs500 million in development funds for each lawmaker of the PTI-led government.” That’s a wholesome Rs88.5 billion. With Rs88.5 billion we could have administered 145 million Pakistanis their first dose.........

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