About the COVID-19 Crisis in India
The massive second surge in COVID-19 infections completely overwhelmed India’s health system in April, May, and most of June. Hospitals across the country ran out of beds, oxygen, medical equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE). While reported active cases have fallen over the past two weeks and we are seeing a rise in the number of discharged people, the daily death count isn’t coming down as quickly as hoped. Of particular concern are rural areas that do not have proper testing facilities, health care infrastructure and where vaccine hesitancy remains high.