India’s campaign to inoculate its population of 1.3 billion began on Saturday with medical workers. The country has reported more than 10.5 million coronavirus cases, the second largest caseload after the United States.
One of the world’s largest inoculation programs is set to begin on Saturday, but experts have questioned the data behind one of the country’s two vaccines — and patients don’t get to pick their shot.
The turbulent region has long weathered violence and political strife, but India’s security crackdown and the coronavirus have brought life in the tourist-dependent region to a near halt.
Raj Shah, the head of the Rockefeller Foundation, spent a career working on disaster response in the developing world. The coronavirus pandemic has put his focus on the U.S.
A poet, scholar, historian, critic and novelist, he was credited with the revival of Urdu literature, especially from the 18th and 19th centuries. He died of Covid-19.
India’s pharmaceutical regulator announced the approval for emergency use of two Covid-19 vaccines, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine and another developed by Bharat Biotech in India.
The move, coming days after Britain became the first country to approve the AstraZeneca shots for emergency use, begins a vast campaign to inoculate the hard-hit nation’s 1.3 billion people.
Abrazos a domicilio, libros por teléfono, un avión para un elefante: 12 historias de resistencia pandémica
El virus ha doblegado espíritus en todo el mundo, pero algunas personas se niegan rendirse. Estas son sus historias.
The virus has been crushing spirits around the world, but some people refuse to be bowed. Here are their stories.
The prime minister dissolved the lower house of Parliament, throwing into doubt the political fortunes of the Himalayan country, which has long swung between Beijing and New Delhi.
Las restricciones y el confinamiento del primer ministro Narendra Modi por el coronavirus provocaron un éxodo de trabajadores migrantes. El gobierno ofreció trenes especiales para llevarlos a casa. Pero los ferrocarriles propagarían el virus por todo el país.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s coronavirus restrictions sent migrant workers fleeing. To get them home, the government offered special trains. But the trains would spread the virus across the country.
Many have burned their fields in defiance of antipollution laws. Some say that has worsened New Delhi’s air as the capital deals with a third coronavirus wave.
The latest data firmly establishes India’s position among the worst-performing major economies, despite government spending meant to blunt the pandemic’s impact.