Monday, June 27

Coronavirus in India: How the pandemic crisis can affect the world economy


  • Uma S Kambhampati
  • The Conversation*

Man in India being assisted by an oxygen tank.

Image source, Getty Images

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One sixth of the world’s population lives in India. The effects of its humanitarian crisis can damage the entire global economy.

The second wave of the pandemic has hit India with devastating impact.

With more than 300,000 cases and 3,000 deaths a day right now, it already accumulates more than 218,000 deaths in total. It should also be noted that the statistics for India are significantly underestimated.

The virulence of the second wave appears to be linked to several factors: a government complacency marked by a poor collection of figures and a denial of their reality, a new variant with a large rising curve and the holding of massive political and religious events without regulation.

It is clear that there is now a humanitarian crisis of significant proportions.


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