Lauren Frayer

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India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

That's the number of "excess deaths" from January 2020 to June 2021, reflecting the true toll of COVID-19, say researchers in a new study. What the big disparity?

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Bangladesh Locks Down As Daily COVID Cases Quintuple

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Bangladeshi soldiers are enforcing a seven-day lockdown. As the West opens up, poorer countries with low vaccination rates are being hit by wave after wave of COVID-19.

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India Is The World's Biggest Vaccine Maker. Yet Only 4% Of Indians Are Vaccinated

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

The Serum Institute began mass-producing COVID vaccines even before approval. They've made millions of doses. But so far only about 4% of people in India are fully vaccinated. What went wrong?

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India Says New 'Delta Plus' Coronavirus Variant May Be More Transmissible

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

India has detected over 40 cases of a new coronavirus variant called "Delta Plus," which may be more transmissible and resistant to COVID-19 treatments.

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India Hits Lowest Daily COVID-19 Tally In 3 Months

Monday, June 21, 2021

India confirmed its lowest daily coronavirus tally Monday in nearly three months, as it ramps up vaccinations and makes them free for all adults.

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COVID-19 Cases Falling In India, But Disrupted Health System Still Causing Deaths

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Even as India's caseload declines, families and doctors say cancer patients and others in need of dialysis or chemotherapy are dying prematurely because India's health system has ground to a halt.

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India's COVID-19 Outbreak Is Slowing Down

Monday, June 14, 2021

Death rates are high in India, but the rate of new cases is slowing down.

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As Lockdowns Lift In India, Vaccination Becomes Next Big Challenge

Saturday, June 12, 2021

As India's daily COVID-19 tallies fall, the vaccination race is on to head off another deadly wave. The government is rationing doses and the CEO of its biggest vaccine manufacturer has fled.

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India And Tech Companies Clash Over Censorship, Privacy And 'Digital Colonialism'

Thursday, June 10, 2021

India's new social media rules give the government broad powers to block some content and break encryption. It's the latest in a standoff with tech companies over censorship, privacy and free speech.

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India Demands Social Media Firms Help It Track Misinformation Online

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

India's new social media rules give the government power to block certain content and break encryption. It's the latest in a standoff over censorship, privacy and free speech.

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From Remote Villages To Mt. Everest Base Camp, COVID Hits Nepal Hard

Friday, June 04, 2021

Health workers must overcome great challenges to battle one of the world's most severe COVID-19 outbreaks, which stretch from villages without hospitals to the top of the world's highest mountain.

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India's COVID-19 Outbreak Has Spread To Nepal

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

India's COVID-19 outbreak has spread to neighboring Nepal, where it's straining an even smaller, less-resourced health system. The virus has even reached Mount Everest, where climbers have fallen ill.

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Thousands In India Infected By Rare 'Black Fungus' With 50% Mortality Rate

Friday, May 28, 2021

Thousands of Indians recovering from COVID-19 have come down with a rare fungal infection that's killing 50% of its victims. Doctors have had to remove patients' eyes and jawbones to save them.

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COVID-19 Has Pushed India's Junior Doctors To Their Limits

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

They're treating as many as 200 patients a day. Many have seen more suffering than they expected in an entire career. A psychiatrist warns this will be "a generation of doctors who are traumatized."

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In Rural India, Less COVID-19 Testing, More Fear — And A Few Ventilators For Millions

Saturday, May 22, 2021

Hospitals are full. Testing is scant. Illiteracy is high. Most deaths are never registered. COVID-19's wrath in rural India is difficult to measure but public health experts are worried.

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India's New Doctors Have Seen Immeasurable Grief During The Pandemic

Saturday, May 22, 2021

With medical board exams postponed because of COVID-19, India's junior doctors have been thrust onto the front lines early. Many have seen more death & grief than they expected in an entire career.

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World's Biggest Vaccine Producer Says It Won't Export Doses Until End Of 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The world's biggest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute in India, says it won't export any more COVID-19 vaccines until the end of the year — leaving dozens of countries without supplies.

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They Returned To India To Be Near Their Fathers, But Lost Them Both To COVID-19

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

After seven years in the U.S., a husband and wife returned to their native India to spend more time with their aging parents. But their time together was shorter than they'd hoped.

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Cyclone Hits India On Deadliest Day Of Pandemic

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

At least 16 people have been killed by Cyclone Tauktae, the most powerful storm to hit India's west coast in decades. Among those evacuated to higher ground were COVID-19 patients.

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On Top Of COVID-19 Surge, Parts Of India Deal With Cyclone Aftermath

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A powerful cyclone slammed India's west coast, knocking out power, flooding slums and complicating COVID-19 relief efforts.

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