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Gaon Connection Survey: 50% rural Indians prefer India-made COVID vaccine

Updated : December 22, 2020 19:42:23 IST

A survey conducted by Gaon Connection has highlighted that three out of every four rural households in South India, where testing was conducted, reported at least one person tested positive for COVID-19. This compared to rural households in North India where the rate stands at 12 percent.

However, the survey, which was conducted across 60 Indian districts between the 1st and the 10th of December also highlighted that when it comes to testing COVID only about 11 percent of the rural households in North India reported that at least one of their members were taken for testing.

That's not all, 35 percent of the respondents have said that they would not like to pay for a vaccine whenever it is made available.

47 percent said that they would vote for a political party, which offered a COVID vaccine free of cost. To discuss the findings of the survey, Shereen Bhan spoke to Neelesh Misra, founder of Gaon Connection.

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