While the rest of the world recovers from COVID-19 grasp, since a couple of weeks India’s right in the eye of the storm. As the situation escalates, people keep wondering if this is the red light to sound the alarm. In March both U.S.A. and India began to struggle with the new COVID-19 waves that hit them. Sharing 1st places, along with Brazil is no longer available India is wins. So, is huge oxygen lack about to kill men in India?
For over a month, death rate in India climbed 10 times and positive daily cases jumped 8 times. With more than 16 million cases and 186,000 deaths, India added 3 million in the last 2 weeks. Compared to the population size, the picture doesn’t seem to be so bad, but it occurs numbers aren’t exactly correct. As they avoid massive tests, many infected people don’t get the diagnose COVID-19, but are suffering from it anyway.
The situation went up since a couple of weeks, while 6 weeks ago India’s Health Minister stated they were “in the endgame” of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet the peak is high, the reaction of India’s state leaders appears to react slowly. Prime minister Narendra Modi urged citizens on testing, tracking cases and supporting prevention measures, but that was in the beginning of April. People raise anger, as they let their guards down, due to a false sense of security. Leaders did nothing as to discourage public gatherings and allowed millions of Hindu attendees to proceed travelling across the states.
The situation spreads across the whole health care system, ranging from getting blood tests done to getting a CT scan or X-ray. While it’s taking a few days to even get an appointment for a CT scan, it’s really hard for doctors. Labs overrun and it’s getting up to 3 days for the test results to come back to access. So, if you find a ICU bed, but you don’t have a positive COVID-19 report, you still can’t be admitted. That’s why hiring a nurse at home is an option, if you didn’t already spent your money for fake drugs on the black market.
India manifactures both Covishield® (AstraZeneca’s vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India) and Covaxin® (manufactured by Bharat Biotech Limited). Yet people die unvaccinated and what’s more disturbing, not tested of COVID-19, which leads to false statistics and misleading information. As India is a developing country, poverty is an everyday issue for more than 60 % of its population. The black market cannot and should not be an option in this pandemic and therefore global efforts in this direction are more than welcomed.
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