AP Interview: India vaccine maker sees virus as wake-up call
December 11, 2020
NEW DELHI (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic is a "wake up call" for governments to invest more in health care, says Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India, the world's largest manufacturer of vaccines.
The Serum Institute has taken on a vital role as the largest company licensed to manufacture the Oxford University-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. It is increasing its production capacity by the end of 2021 to over 2.5 billion doses a year to cope with future disease outbreaks, Poonawalla said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.
Poonawalla's company now has an...