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Postcards from a Pandemic Planet ~ India in Crisis with Gajveer Singh
April 20, 2021 Economic Times ~ Covid-19 is going to kill more people in 2021 than it did last year. If you want to see why, look at what’s happening in India.
Cases have been surging in the country of 1.37 billion people. On Sunday alone, 261,500 new infections were recorded. That’s as bad as the U.S. during all but the worst five days of the pandemic in December and early January. Case counts are rising far more quickly, too.

Average infection numbers over the past seven days have run at nearly three times the level two weeks ago, a pace of growth that the U.S. last saw in the early days of the outbreak a year ago.

VOA NEWS, April 28, 2021 ~ Crematoriums in India were overwhelmed with bodies and a shortage of space forcing them to carry out mass cremations, Wednesday, April 28, as the country's toll from the coronavirus surged past 200,000. 

Meet Gajveer Singh, a brilliant young student in lockdown in a beautiful desert town of Jaisalmer.  Jaisalmer is a small town with only one hospital and a few doctors and has hit hard by the pandemic. Being a student, it is substantially difficult to concentrate on studies with no schools and no proper internet services for online education.

Gajveer will address this situation that is currently swallowing up lives in India at the rate of one every five minutes. Early theories of this pandemic that only metropolitan towns and cities would be affected have been proven wrong. 

How has the  pandemic changed the beliefs of the local people about religion?  How is it affecting and destroying the lives of common people in Jaisalmer?

What is the role of the administration to manage this pandemic and what are people’s opinions about it?

May 8, 2021 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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