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India's virus cases lower but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high

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"Shahid Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum known as INSACOG, declined to say why he had resigned but said he was concerned that authorities were not paying enough attention to the evidence as they set policy."

More like he was asked to leave after writing this piece for NYT criticizing the Indian governments handling of the pandemic.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/13/opinion/india-coronavirus-vaccination.html

India has allotted merely 14 million USD for genome sequencing which is critical to identify and understand the impact of variants. Contrast that with the amount spent on wasteful projects like the new parliament building or the new home for the PM.

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@ EvilBuddha. Please remember that India is a highly corrupt country. The Asia Pacific region struggles to combat corruption and tackle the profound health and economic impact of COVID-19 (Source : Transparency international).

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Contrast that with the amount spent on wasteful projects like the new parliament building or the new home for the PM.

I wonder whether Modi also has a golden toilet.

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40.4 million people vaccinated so far for India that's impressive

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Why did they wait so long to start using Ivermectin and Hydroxy?

The Health Ministry only started encouraging use at the end of April.

They could have saved a lot of lives.

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