Startling new evidence has emerged about the ravages of the pandemic in India. It was already a dire situation – the government reporting more than 415,000 have died.
In India, the number of recorded COVID-19 infections has surpassed 24 million. 4,000 or more deaths were reported for the third consecutive day.
While most governments try to stockpile COVID-19 vaccines, India is giving millions of doses to neighboring countries as a 'vaccine maitri' or vaccine friendship. Is it altruism or could geopolitical motivations be at play?
India's drug manufacturers are facing a shortage of raw materials due to suspended supply chains in China. The industry imports about 70 percent of ingredients from its eastern neighbor.