The COVID Crisis in India: ‘We Burn Bodies Till 11 P.M.’

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A man runs past the burning funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease during a mass cremation in New Delhi, India, April 26, 2021. (Adnan Abidi/Reuters)

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.

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.

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