The horrible scourge of COVID-19 has decimated so much of India over the past week.. It is truly a horror show to see some of the images coming from the nation. We saw one video recently where two sons were transferring their deceased mom on a motorbike..
The numbers are sickened are rising into the hundreds of thousands by the day. Some conservative estimates say that there will be one million or more dead in that nation by August.
The United States has largely been able to brag up its vaccine over the previous 100 days of the Biden Administration, but this India problem seems extremely concerning. What variants? What kind of a wave.. will this effect the rest of the planet just as we want to rid earth of the plague?
The Biden administration will restrict travel from India as that country grapples with a gigantic surge in coronavirus cases, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Friday.
The policy will take effect Tuesday, May 4, Psaki said in a statement. The administration made the decision on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she said.
India has reported an average of about 357,000 new cases per day over the past seven days — up about 26% from a week ago, Johns Hopkins data shows.
Just consider this too: 32.69% positivity rate in Delhi, India..
Concerning the variant, it seems that India is being hit by the highly contagious Covid variant, known as B.1.617, which was first spotted there. The variant, which contains two key mutations that have been found separately in other coronavirus strains, is believed by some to be behind the latest wave of infections.
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NEW DELHI — As he surveyed the thousands of people gathered at an election rally in eastern India on April 17, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared jubilant. “Everywhere I look, as far as I can see, there are crowds,” he said, his arms spread wide. “You have done an extraordinary thing.” At the time, India was recording more than 200,000 coronavirus cases a day. In the western state of Maharashtra, oxygen was running short, and people were dying at home because of a shortage of hospital beds. In Modi’s home state of Gujarat, crematoriums were being overwhelmed by the dead. Those scenes were just a prelude to the devastation now unfolding in India. It is recording more infections daily — at last count 379,000 — than any other country since the start of the pandemic. Hospitals are turning away severely ill patients, and their relatives are frantically searching for medical oxygen.
Elizabeth Warren and others are urging President Biden to assist with vaccines in India..
Just a note this, website is not trying to be a constant harbinger of doom and gloom.. but wow.. these India numbers are atrocious and concerning. IF you are not concerned you are not normal..
And this “ban” is not a complete ban.. and it starts May 4..
How much of the India strain already got out to the rest of the world…?