Lauren Frayer

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India's COVID-19 Cases Break World Records 4 Days In A Row

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Nearly 350,000 new cases were confirmed Sunday, more than any country on any day since the pandemic began. India's health system is collapsing. There are pleas for oxygen, hospital beds and medicine.


Oxygen Rationing, Test Shortages: India Caught Unprepared In COVID-19 Crisis

Saturday, April 24, 2021

India's health system is collapsing under a record surge of coronavirus cases. Hospitals are overloaded and experiencing widespread dearth of life-saving equipment and medicines.


How India Is Confronting Disinformation On Social Media Ahead Of Elections

Thursday, April 22, 2021

As Prime Minister Modi's party tries to win control in upcoming elections in India, his party is using a highly effective social media strategy. But that's where politics can veer into disinformation.


How India Went From A Ray Of Hope To A World Record For Most COVID Cases In A Day

Thursday, April 22, 2021

India's COVID-19 caseload plummeted to record lows in February. Now a startling spike is causing health systems — and possibly law and order — to break down. What went wrong?


Sudden Coronavirus Spike Overwhelms India's Health Care System

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

India is grappling with shortages of hospital beds, oxygen and vaccines amid a sharp spike in COVID-19 cases. Scientists are scrambling to sequence new variants.


COVID-19 Is Now Spreading Fastest In India — Pushing Its Health System Near Collapse

Monday, April 19, 2021

India is now where the coronavirus is spreading fastest. With shortages of hospital beds, oxygen and vaccines, the country's health system is near collapse.


Is India Running Out Of Vaccine Doses?

Friday, April 09, 2021

India is the world's largest vaccine producer. But hundreds of its clinics have closed after running out of vaccine — just as the country sees a new spike in infections.


World's Biggest Vaccine Maker 'Very Stressed' As India Sees Record Spike In COVID-19

Wednesday, April 07, 2021

India has recorded its biggest jump in new coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. Authorities are trying to balance curbs on movement with voting in state elections.


India Breaks Its Single-Day Case Record With More Than 100,000 New Infections

Monday, April 05, 2021

India is the world's biggest vaccine producer. It's also where the coronavirus is now spreading fastest. Infections are surging across South Asia.


India Reports Its Highest Daily Number Of COVID-19 Deaths So Far This Year

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Wednesday's death toll was 354. Scientists are investigating what's making cases of infection rise precipitously after a decline last fall. "This race is really against time," says one immunologist.


After Dropping Dramatically, COVID-19 Cases Surge In India, Pakistan

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

COVID-19 infections in India and Pakistan are skyrocketing. Scientists now have two mysteries to investigate: why cases there dropped so quickly earlier, and why they're surging now.


Sula Vineyards Makes Wine In India's Unlikely Terroir

Saturday, March 20, 2021

You may have heard of India's famous beer, Kingfisher. But wine? In the tropics? With spicy curries? Sula Vineyards is India's leading winemaker.


The World's Largest Vaccine Maker Took A Multimillion Dollar Pandemic Gamble

Thursday, March 18, 2021

NPR tours the factory of the world's largest vaccine maker: Serum Institute of India. It's manufacturing nearly 100 million doses a month of the Oxford-AstraZeneca formula and exporting them globally.


Data Show India's Homegrown COVID-19 Vaccine Works — 2 Months After It Was Approved

Thursday, March 04, 2021

India's homegrown COVID-19 vaccine has been controversial because the Indian government approved its use before clinical trials showed it works. Now data is finally out.


India's Farmer Protests: Why Are They So Angry?

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Demonstrations have been going on for months. Pop stars and climate activists have pledged support for the farmers. What sparked the movement is less glamorous: New rules for wholesale markets.


Twitter In Standoff With India's Government Over Free Speech And Local Law

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Twitter blocked hundreds of accounts the Indian government said were inciting violence. Then it unblocked them. Now it's stuck between Indian law and defending free speech.


Landslide In Northern India Leaves At Least 24 Dead, More Missing

Monday, February 08, 2021

A landslide in the Himalayas in Northern India has killed at least two dozen people and more than 150 are missing.


Scores Are Feared Dead In India After Himalayan Glacier Breaks Away

Sunday, February 07, 2021

At least 140 people are missing after a hydroelectric dam near the glacier was swept away in a deluge of water, rock and debris. "It came very fast. There was no time to alert anyone," a witness said.


PHOTOS: The World's Biggest Vaccine Campaign Has Begun In India

Saturday, February 06, 2021

They've got to reach urban dwellers as well as the two-thirds of Indians living in rural areas — and deal with vaccine hesitancy. Here's an early progress report.


India Has COVID-19 Vaccine Doses. But Will The Country's Population Take Them?

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

By July, India aims to vaccinate 300 million of its 1.4 billion people. But with COVID-19 infections already declining, some Indians don't see the need — and clinics have more doses than recipients.