Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on TV on December 25, 2021 that India will start the third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine i.e. booster dose from January 10, 2022. Then the omicron variant started circulating more. But in a press conference held on December 24, the top leadership of the COVID-19 management committee had clearly cut off the question of the third dose. So how did the science change within 24 hours? Which scientific institution of India approved the boosters overnight?
To find the answer to this intriguing question, The Wire put together several RTI petitions. The facts that emerged in our investigation were rather disturbing. Watch our exclusive report.