While the U.S. emerges from the COVID fog, the situation in India grows more dire by the day.
The crowded nation surpassed 200,000 COVID deaths, and reported a single-day record of fatalities (3,645), earlier this week. New infections are surging, bodies are piling up — and the Biden administration at last is planning to release millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to help meet global need.
According to public figures tracked by Our World in Data, India reported more than 350,000 new covid-19 cases on Sunday, accounting for almost half of the world’s total that day.https://t.co/MqF20WelvW#covid #pandemic #india pic.twitter.com/tCAt2fnbLs
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While pressure has built on the Biden administration, it is all the more acute on the government in New Delhi. The images and the stories emerging from the country are heartbreaking.