June 18, 2021
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India’s Covid-19 pandemic could reshape Indo-Pacific geopolitics|Shen Ming-shih | Apple Daily

The Covid-19 pandemic is worsening in India, with more than 400,000 new cases confirmed and over 4000 people dead every day, it has become the worst-hit country in the world. The outbreak has overwhelmed the nation’s healthcare system that was previously believed to be adequate to address the pandemic. Due to an acute shortage of ventilators, medical oxygen and medicines, hospitals balk at admitting patients diagnosed with the virus. There have been countless cases of Covid-19 patients dying outside of hospitals or suffocating because of the lack of oxygen. The deceased are cremated on simple pyres in the wilds. The funerals are so primitive that they sadden the relatives of the deceased as well as bystanders. While the outbreak seems to have been the result of the spread of Covid-19 variants, the source of the pandemic has been questioned. Despite the discovery of the variants,…

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