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Second Wave of COVID-19 Hits India Hard

The second wave of COVID-19 in India is almost four times the size of the first wave. Hospitals and health centres across India are struggling to cope with the overwhelming number of new cases and need more oxygen supplies, rapid testing kits and critical healthcare.

The Indian government has approved the drug for emergency use within hospitals, though the World Health Organization (WHO) says evidence does not suggest the drug lessens the risk of dying from Covid-19 or needing mechanical ventilation

The second wave, which has long surpassed the first wave in both new cases and infection rate, was “a situation that was created by complacency,” said Laxminarayan,from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy.After the first wave ended in the winter, the government and public relaxed too much, due to a mix of Covid fatigue and a false sense of security, experts say.

Source: ahenkanfmonline

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