CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer Serum Institute of India, Adar Poonawala has been elected ‘Asian of the Year’. Singapore’s leading newspaper The Strait Times has placed Adar Poonawalla among the six people who have been selected this year’s ‘Asian of the Year’ for playing an important role in the fight against the Corona epidemic. All of them have been placed in this list because of their important role in the fight against the corona epidemic.
The Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII) has partnered with Oxford University and the British Swedish forma company AstraZeneca to manufacture the Corona vaccine. SII is conducting the trial of Kovishield in India.
Apart from Poonawala, five other people have also been kept in the list. Chinese researcher Zhang Yongzhen first published the complete genome of SARS-KOV-2. Major General Chen Wei of China, Dr. Raiuchi Morishita of Japan and Professor Oui Ing Iong of Singapore have been included in the list for their important role in preparing the vaccine for corona virus. Apart from this, South Korean businessman Seo Jung-jin has been placed in this list because his company will provide treatment related to corona, besides preparing the vaccine and sending it to other countries. All of them have been named ‘virus busters’ because all these people have raised hope around the world.