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By being accountable and transparent and countering misinformation the government can improve vaccine intake of the masses which crucial for us in the fight against Covid-19. Elaborate.

Topic:  Information sharing and transparency in government, Right to Information;

6.  By being accountable and transparent and countering misinformation, the government can improve vaccine intake of the masses which crucial for us in the fight against Covid-19. Elaborate. (150 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

India on Tuesday began the mammoth task of ferrying the first lot of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield doses, developed in Pune’s Serum Institute of India, with 9 flights carrying as many as 5.6 million doses to 13 cities ahead of the vaccination drive scheduled from January 16.

Key Demand of the question:

To develop the link between improving transparency and accountability which is crucial for success of vaccination policy against Covid-19.

Directive:

Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Begin by giving context of what will the one of the largest vaccination drive witnessed and the relationship between the success of vaccination drive and transparency.

Body:

In the first part, write about how lack of transparency and public information regarding the trials and subsequent roll out can damage the public sentiment against the vaccine. The growing misinformation in the media and public domain can lead to vaccine hesitancy.

Mention steps that the government can take to over the fear and skepticism. Education, Information, Participatory decision making, levering community leaders etc.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.