Few of us would know that the corona virus vaccine would have been made in 2016 if it had not been stopped. It was not the Kovid-19, but the vaccine of SARS, another virus from the Corona family, which had reached its final stages of manufacture and was abruptly halted. At the same time, ongoing research work on SARS was also stopped. Scientists familiar with the project believe that if this work had not been stopped, the development of an effective drug in Kovid-19 could have been possible in less time than today by taking advantage of its experiences. Similarly, most of us also need to be reminded that when the famine hit Bengal in 1943, the country’s warehouses were full of rice, but the then government refused to help the hungry, causing millions People had died on the streets. 
While looking at the above, the two incidents seem irrelevant, but there is a deep connection between them, which can be interesting to investigate. From 1760 to 1943, there were frequent famines in India at small intervals. This is the time when India was moving towards becoming a nation-state in a political sense. For the first time in this era, a central power emerges, which directly controls a large area. Through the East India Company, this state, which is incorporated into the British crown, is seen to be the first all-India institution to be formed and for the first time such laws of foreclosure, revenue and civil laws are made, which irrespective of religion, caste or gender, all Indians. Apply equally. It was the first ubiquitous state in Indian history and influenced every sphere of life of its citizens, The only difference was that it was a colonial state and in this the rulers did not have to go to the public to gain time-lapse legitimacy. The decisive intervention of this state was fully capable of stopping the famine.
In contrast, the state was a major factor in these famines spanning three centuries. An important theory of economics was also working in many of these. In the bureaucracy of the East India Company and later British rule, there were youngsters from Oxford or Cambridge Universities, who were roped in by economist Adam Smith’s book The Wealth of Nations (1776) and marketed by the ‘Lesage Fair’ or State The doctrine of non-interference was like religion. Government documents available in museums contain such shocking information that the food grains locked in the warehouses were not made available to the hungry public as it was against the Lessage Fair and believed that where there would be demand, There the market will supply itself. During the Bengal famine of 1943, World War II also changed the priority of the government. The state allowed farmers to die instead of providing cheap food grains. There was a demand in the market, but there was no purchasing power among the public.
Today’s state is much more capable in physical supplies than before, but irrespective of which it has handed over many of its powers to the market. This market decides on which diseases to be researched, not on which or which medicines should be made and which are not? In 2002, a pandemic called SARS spread to a part of China, similar to today’s Kovid-19, associated with the Corona family of viruses, and was similarly infected with animals in humans. The SARS epidemic reached 29 countries and hit several thousand people. Scientists from all over the world started working on it and in a few years they even got close to making its vaccine. When the vaccine was about to begin production in 2016, it was abruptly halted. The market stopped Because he no longer needed it. SARS was over. Research scientists associated with the project believe that if it was not closed after years of hard work and billions of dollars, the data collected would have helped in finding the break of Kovid-19 today.
When fighting the Corona family, we are also realizing the importance and power of the state. We should remember the Spanish flu that caused the pandemic a hundred years ago, due to which millions of people worldwide died. By that time the system like passports and visas had not been effective in the world and the state could not stop international traffic, the main source of disease infection. This time, every country has stopped the infection to a great extent by prohibiting late-morning visits. We can imagine what would have happened to a country like India if the state had not effectively intervened and the market would have been left with full or some part of health-management. Only the private sector is involved in testing and their performance can be tested. A large economy like America is paying the price of its citizens for not doing lockdown under market pressure.
Knowing how much the multinational pharmaceutical companies have interfered in health-management, physician and social scientist Dr. BN Goud says that the importance of social and preventive medicine in the medical curriculum is constantly decreasing. According to him, the market is interested not in the prevention of diseases, but in the sale of drugs that increase their spread.
Finally, it should not be forgotten that despite all the inefficiency, insensitivity and corruption, the government machinery in India is feeding millions of Indians daily, it did not leave people like Bengal famine to die in the market. The communal virus has also spread rapidly during this catastrophe with the corona virus. Right now the Indian state seems to be lagging behind it, but only the state can deal with this poison, the market will only work to spread it.


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