India’s Covid dystopia: what went wrong?
Covid cases above 300,000 every day, deaths above 2,500 every day, and that’s an underestimate.
India, the vast nation that stretches from the Himalayas to the backwaters of Kerala, this land of colour is now darkened by a Covid dystopia unlike anything we’ve seen before.
An early lockdown last year seemed to help matters, but that masked the uneven spread of this pandemic and made the government and citizens alike complacent when it came to this new wave, with a new Covid variant.
Today, we look at the situation on the ground right now at the heart of this Covid hell and ask: what went wrong in India?
Sources: BBC, India Today, ITN