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Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

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By Nivrita GANGULY

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Thank you China.

6 ( +14 / -8 )

Mumbai is a slum with a population 4 times that of NZ, so anyone who says that the pandemic can be tackled merely by imposing lockdowns needs a reality check.

"Having let its guard down with mass religious festivals, political rallies"

Yet another feather in the cap of Modi since winning elections is more important to him than anything else. The dumb-bhakts will still vote for him though.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Thank you China.

No proof it came from China Sir. It did spread there though.

Instead of your blaming, how about researching the new Indian SARS-CoV-19 variant that is possibly the most dangerous emerging one. Possible 1,300,000,000 carriers.

-15 ( +6 / -21 )

No proof it came from China Sir. It did spread there though.

But China is not helping matters by restricting research

For one, it shouldn't have taken more than a year to have experts there

Then they should let in even more experts (while following safe Covid protocols)

That's the only way we can get to the bottom of this

But alas, they're so too secretive

9 ( +11 / -2 )

EvilBuddha,

So was it the lockdown, or a lack thereof. You seem to be arguing both sides.

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"So was it the lockdown, or a lack thereof. You seem to be arguing both sides."

Lockdown was too little, too late and arbitrarily imposed without taking into account local conditions. No use of a lockdown in slums where folks have no option but to live cheek by jowl.

And when lockdown was lifted the Modi administration gave lip service to social distancing while holding political rallies and religious gatherings to fire up their support base. In any case Modi will pass the buck of COVID failures to the local state governments, all these vaccine shortage issues are happening only in states where BJP is not in power.

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

Lockdown was too little, too late and arbitrarily imposed without taking into account local conditions. No use of a lockdown in slums where folks have no option but to live cheek by jowl.

Right on, but you said "anyone who says that the pandemic can be tackled merely by imposing lockdowns needs a reality check". As places like NZ have shown, lockdowns 'can' be effective, just not in every case, and obviously not in Mumbai.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

India supplies vaccines and the ingredients, so if there's a shortage we're all in dire straits. India is so important to the world if only we were smart enough to realize this

2 ( +3 / -1 )

As places like NZ have shown, lockdowns 'can' be effective, just not in every case,

I would say that lockdowns have failed in most places they have been tried.

So New Zealand may have had success due to other factors than getting lucky with its lockdown(s).

Or they are experts at doing lockdowns “properly” whereas other places around the world haven’t had good results.

0 ( +2 / -2 )

So New Zealand may have had success due to other factors than getting lucky with its lockdown(s).

Or they are experts at doing lockdowns “properly” whereas other places around the world haven’t had good results.

And?

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