How India’s Covid Response Swung From Jubilation to Despair
A man steps over discarded PPE left near a site of mass cremations for Covid-19 fatalities on the banks of the Yamuna river. (Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

How India’s Covid Response Swung From Jubilation to Despair

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When the novel coronavirus began infecting the world, many feared that its arrival in India would spell disaster for global efforts to stem the spread.

So when the first wave ebbed with official mortality data showing the nation of 1.4 billion people wasn’t as badly affected as others, India was celebrated as a unique country, one that wouldn’t succumb to a pandemic that had gripped the world.

Bloomberg QuickTake tells the story of India’s battle, how the jubilation in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government quickly gave way to horror, and despair.

How India’s Covid Response Swung From Jubilation to Despair

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