Inside The COVID Crisis In India

Fresh Air

By NPR

Inside The COVID Crisis In India

Thursday, 20 May

Jeffrey Gettleman of the 'New York Times,' based in New Delhi, says the air has been filled with smoke from crematories. Meanwhile, the health care system is collapsing and the black market for oxygen and medicine is thriving. "What we're seeing now is the nightmare that we really wanted to avoid," he says. "And that is this virus just tearing through a really large country. 1.4 billion people, many of them living in close quarters, a perfect recipe for disaster for a highly contagious disease."
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