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After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

Lining up for a vaccine at a municipal stadium in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

Lining up for a vaccine at a municipal stadium in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

Lining up for a vaccine at a municipal stadium in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

After India’s brutal coronavirus wave, two-thirds of population has been exposed to SARS-CoV2

Lining up for a vaccine at a municipal stadium in Hyderabad, India. AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A

India emerged in June and July of 2021 from a particularly savage second wave of COVID-19, with total confirmed cases at about 32 million and more than 400,000 deaths.

Rajib Dasgupta, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Cases of COVID-19 are surging around the world, but the course of the pandemic varies widely country to country. To provide you with a global view as we approach a year and a half since the official declaration of the pandemic, The Conversation’s editors from around the world commissioned articles looking at specific countries and where they are now in combating the pandemic.

Here, Rajib Dasgupta from the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi writes about India following its devastating wave of infections earlier in 2021. You can see the whole collection of articles here

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