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EFSAS comments on India's COVID crisis and its international dimensions


Many believe that the situation in India may have been different had the invisible enemy's potential for destruction not been underestimated. India’s unexpected but remarkable success in taming its first wave of COVID-19 last year, leading to the country’s figures for infection and fatalities reducing to a trickle by the time 2021 came around, bred a sense of complacency in the population. This happened even as stories of suffering and loss brought about by an explosion of cases in the US, the United Kingdom (UK), Brazil and other countries dominated the media narrative.