The fourth-largest economy on the planet has been forced into a broad lockdown. The chances of falling back into another recession are increased greatly. However, the finance minister has stated if managed well that may not be the case. The state is ready to support the measures. Realising it means reduced hours and state financial support for workers. The country has been an overall success story in the first wave of the pandemic. The recent second wave however is taking its toll. No one can see into the future and vaccines are a very welcome development. On that front, there are new voices given the stellar rise of the companies that developed them. Stating that it is not right that they profiteer from their sale. When countries are heavily subsiding them and giving inoculations for free as in western democracies.