General vaccine trends in India -18

Nanditha KalidossinWeekly Update, COVID-19
May 18, 2021
  • Vaccine Tracker: India began the second phase of vaccination against the novel coronavirus on 01 March 2021. According to the health ministry, as of 17 May 2021, 14.11 crore persons have been administered at least one dose of the vaccine

1. Common Misinformation: 

  • 5G Testing is not the cause for the second wave of COVID-19 in India.  
  • International media did not publish these articles in support of the Narendra Modi government . 
  • fake message via SMS is in circulation that falsely claims to offer an app to let users register for the COVID-19 vaccine. 
  • Fake COVID vaccination certificate on Co-WIN app in Karnataka, Dy CM says 'not possible.'   
  • Post claiming vaccinated people are more susceptible to COVID-19 variants is misleading.
  • Real vs fake Remdesivir injections: Know the difference.
  • The claims made in Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s tweet are factually incorrect.
  • It is being claimed in a tweet that Union Health Minister suggested Maharashtra government repurpose vaccine allotted for citizens aged 18-44 in the State for those aged 45 and above, the claim is incorrect.
  • Drinking buttermilk is not a cure for COVID-19.

2. Over performing/common trends in the last week:

  • CrowdTangle Insights from the previous week- the post on Ravish Kumar’s prime time comment on India’s vaccination strategy i.e., exporting India’s vaccines to foreign countries has overperformed by 95.45 times.
  • The post on Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw’s tweet on the comparison of COVID-19 vaccination situation in India to arranged marriage has overperformed by 38.71 times.
  • The post on Bharat Biotech's Covaxin found effective against all emerging COVID-19 variants has overperformed by 37.66 times.

3. On-ground surveys on COVID-19

  • 48% people seek covid test before vaccination: LocalCircles survey.
  • 54% of people know 1 or more with severe covid after 1 or both doses of vaccination: LocalCircles survey.
  • Covid reaches the interiors: secluded tribe in Odisha’s Niyamgiri hills affected: Survey.
  • 71% of the respondents believed that India’s GDP will dip down below 9 percent for the financial year 2022, CARE Ratings agency Survey.
  • Only 54% of the survey takers believed that the lockdowns were not a solution to the COVID-19 crisis currently plaguing the country, CARE Ratings agency Survey.
  • Exactly the same number, only 54% of the people express faith in India’s vaccination drive, CARE Ratings agency Survey.
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