The pandemic still rages across the world.
A hard-hitting second wave of coronavirus has reached India, with the country reporting record pandemic numbers and 17.9 million total COVID cases. According to estimates reported by the New York Times, the country has had more than 201,000 deaths and identified at least 350,000 new cases every day this week.
These high numbers mean that hospitals are struggling to provide sufficient care for patients, seeking new sources for supplemental oxygen and personal protective equipment. Many are being turned away because of a lack of beds, dying outside crowded hospital doors. A slow vaccine rollout — due in part to global inequities in vaccine access as well as an inconsistent government response — has resulted in fewer than 10 percent of the population successfully vaccinated. Read more...More about India, Covid 19, Social Good, Health, and Activism