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    PR and ‘high level’ meetings not enough to salvage ‘Brand Modi’ on oxygen

    PR and ‘high level’ meetings not enough to salvage ‘Brand Modi’ on oxygen PM’s ‘high level meetings’ and reports that he is personally monitoring oxygen supply and vaccination have failed to refurbish his tattered reputation. His minders might reflect on limits of PR Ranjona Banerji No sooner...
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    BJP and RSS unleash a ‘pandemic of positivity’ to counter negative fallouts of the Covid crisis

    BJP and RSS unleash a ‘pandemic of positivity’ to counter negative fallouts of the Covid crisis “Positivity” videos, stories designed to evoke nationalistic sentiments and videos of a “hard-working” Prime Minister being unfairly targeted have flooded ‘WhatsApp’ in the last fortnight Jagdish...
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    3 people in India repainted fire extinguishers to look like oxygen cylinders, sold them to Covid patients

    No. Each article is unique and covers several areas. It's impossible to aggregate them into a single thread because of that diversity, which our Indian readers will appreciate.
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    Inside India's COVID Hell

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    COVID in rural India poses parallel health care crisis

    COVID in rural India poses parallel health care crisis Millions of people living in underdeveloped areas outside India's cities are contracting COVID-19 without access to treatment. Villagers have been flocking to stuffed city hospitals, raising transmission risks. India's coronavirus crisis is...
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    The floating corpses have a message for an aspirational nation

    The floating corpses have a message for an aspirational nation During a recent conversation, a colleague who hails from a small village in Uttar Pradesh said five people had died just the previous day in his village. And 14 over one month. Every household seemed to have someone who was sick...
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    As brutal Covid-19 second wave moves into rural India, Modi deploys spin doctors

    The Political Fix: As brutal Covid-19 second wave moves into rural India, Modi deploys spin doctors A newsletter on politics and policy from Scroll.in. Rohan Venkataramakrishnan7 hours ago Welcome to The Political Fix by Rohan Venkataramakrishnan, a newsletter on Indian politics and policy. To...
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    Pandemic Becoming a Crisis in Rural India

    Pandemic Becoming a Crisis in Rural India NEW DELHI—While international attention has been focused on the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India’s major cities, the situation in the vast countryside is becoming worrisome. Those fighting the pandemic point to poverty, a lack of awareness...
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    In rural Rajasthan, amid shortage of oxygen, ventilators kept idle

    In rural Rajasthan, amid shortage of oxygen, ventilators kept idle Deep Mukherjee Supported by a pillow and slouched over his hospital bed, Jagdish Prasad Mittal, 79, watches his son Manoj frantically dialling people, enquiring if an ICU bed is available in any hospital along the 120-km stretch...
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    How a failed govt left rural India at the mercy of ‘havans’ and ‘jholachap doctors’

    How a failed govt left rural India at the mercy of ‘havans’ and ‘jholachap doctors’ 7:00 AM, 17 May, 2021 Government doctors and other health experts say people in rural areas do not go to hospitals despite symptoms, preferring self-treatment | PTI Photo “It was just another regular day for me...
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    Proof that Covid is now a rural pandemic in India

    Proof that Covid is now a rural pandemic in India © Provided by The Times of India Covid cases finally seem to be declining in India but this might be because of a slowdown in big cities. District-wise data shows rural areas now have a bigger share of cases in most states. More worrying than the...
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    Do Indians have enough savings to tackle the second wave?

    Do Indians have enough savings to tackle the second wave? Millions of Indians face the Covid second wave with depleted savings, a sure indicator of shrinking incomes and fewer jobs Shwweta Punj The Covid-19 second wave continues to take a toll on lives and livelihoods in India. Millions of...
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    Many similarities between PM, ventilators

    "Many similarities between PM, ventilators": Rahul Gandhi's jab again NEW DELHI: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi on Monday compared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ventilators - essential medical equipment for Covid patients - bought by the PM CARES fund, saying both had "too much false PR", "don't do...
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    In India, hope is dying, truth is dying, millions of innocent people are dying

    Or be capable of producing enough oxygen, for that matter.
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    Covid in Rural India: Under a tree, one Indian village cares for its COVID-19 sick

    Under a tree, one Indian village cares for its COVID-19 sick MEWLA GOPALGARH, India, May 17 (Reuters) - In a village in northern India engulfed by COVID-19, the sick lie on cots under a tree, glucose drips hanging from a branch. Cows graze all around, while syringes and empty medicine packets...
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    WHO Expert: Indian Covid Case Count 'Unreliable'

    WHO Expert: Indian Covid Case Count 'Unreliable' India's virus cases decline, but WHO expert says positive tests ominously high NEW DELHI : India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases on Monday, but daily deaths remained above 4,000 and experts said the count was unreliable due to...
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    Covid Tongue: Doctors in India detect potential NEW Covid symptoms

    Oh no, this is very bad news for Indians because tongue is the most important organ for a Hindu. Doctors in India detect potential NEW Covid symptoms Vanessa Chalmers, Digital Health Reporter DOCTORS in the coronavirus hotspot India have found a potentially new symptom. The classic signs of...
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    Hospital hides 65 COVID patients deaths from authorities in Uttarakhand

    Hospital hides 65 COVID patients deaths from authorities in Uttarakhand Malini TMon, 17 May 2021, 5:58 am A private hospital in Haridwar allegedly withheld information about the deaths of 65 COVID patients from the health authorities for over a fortnight in violation of the norms. Cabinet...
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    Why number of COVID cases in India is exponentially higher than reported

    Are these India’s ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID? In the village of Sultapur Kheda, in Uttar Pradesh, as many as 18 people have died in the past three weeks. But without COVID testing, the cause of death is often listed as ‘unknown’. Saurabh Sharma 17 May 2021 Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh – Richa...
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    Modi's Lies: Local news media uncovers scale of covid crisis, challenges official data

    Are these India’s ‘forgotten victims’ of COVID? In the village of Sultapur Kheda, in Uttar Pradesh, as many as 18 people have died in the past three weeks. But without COVID testing, the cause of death is often listed as ‘unknown’. Saurabh Sharma 17 May 2021 Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh – Richa...

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