/ 29 April 2021

Another dark day for India

It hit 2 grim milestones yesterday… India recorded 360,960 new cases in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning – another new daily global record. And it was the deadliest day so far, with 3,293 fatalities carrying the death toll to 201,187. Experts say the actual number is higher, with many deaths going unrecorded. What’s unfolding in India is a global issue, said Udaya Regmi, the regional boss of the Red Cross/Red Crescent. “As variants keep spreading, this pandemic is far from over until the whole world is safe.” America’s top infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci also weighed in, saying the vaccination gap that’s opening up between rich and poor nations means “people are dying because there’s not enough oxygen, where there’s not enough hospital beds. We have to try, looking forward, to get as much equity when it comes to public health issues as we possibly can.”

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