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India’s Crisis Marks a New Phase in the Pandemic

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India’s Crisis Marks a New Phase in the #COVID19 Pandemic.


In countries where the storm is lifting, it’s time to turn outward & help the rest of the world.

Government statistics indicate that the virus is newly infecting millions of Indians each week, and that some twenty thousand or thirty thousand people are dying weekly. But most experts, including Laxminarayan, believe that those numbers capture a fraction of the true covid-19 toll. “It’s a war zone,” Laxminarayan said. “It’s worse than what you’re reading in the papers or seeing on TV. Whatever the numbers are, they don’t tell the full story. The human toll is devastating.” The current surge differs fundamentally from India’s experience last year. “This is truly a national wave,” Laxminarayan said. “It’s not urban. It’s not rural. It’s not north or south. It’s everywhere.” He went on, “During the first wave, the poor suffered the bulk of the health and economic toll. Now everyone is affected. I personally don’t know a single family that doesn’t have covid in it right now. I don’t mean in their extended family. I mean in their nuclear family.”


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https://www.newyorker.com/science/medical-dispatch/indias-crisis-marks-a-new-phase-in-the-pandemic?utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_051321&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_medium=email&bxid=5febf83c23443a757f66334f&cndid=63336197&hasha=39e059deaf043d76fc380fa83ebf1186&hashb=a7839715034863fef547763a77b21889e8e480f9&hashc=90e50cdc33962c56124782694f2c3eb7170f0a1b240ee8e5f4bf9b607a5a29cb&esrc=lwg-register&mbid=CRMNYR012019&utm_term=TNY_Daily


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Family members of people infected with COVID-19 lining up to replace empty oxygen cylinders in New Delhi, in April.



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