With more than half of the adult population in the United States having received at least one dose of vaccine,1 the government is loosening some restrictions allowing fully-vaccinated people to go without mask outdoors – and in restaurants or small gatherings.
The average number of new daily cases in the U.S. dropped to under fifty thousand. But in other parts of the world, we have a completely different picture.
Brazil reported more than 407,000 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s the country with most deaths, after the U.S.
In India, the health system is overwhelmed as the country registers close to 20 million cases. And there are fears that the official figure is severely underreported.
To discuss the crisis from a personal perspective:
- Asad Ashraf, who just lost his father to COVID and his mother is being treated for it.
- Jose Roberto de Toledo is an Editor at Large for Piaui Magazine.
- Dr. Lipi Roy is Medical Director of COVID Isolation and Quarantine Sites at Housing Works.
- Dr. Gary Morsch is the president and founder of COVID Care Force.
Delhi Police ASI, stationed at Lodhi Road Crematorium, helps in cremation of people who died due to COVID.
I have helped nearly 1100 people. I have taken both shots of vaccines & take all precautions. I have postponed my daughter's marriage to help people here: ASI Rakesh Kumar pic.twitter.com/VrDSsFdPa7
— The Times Of India (@timesofindia) May 5, 2021
‘Calamity of maternal deaths’: Covid concern grows for Brazil’s pregnant https://t.co/WmLKUsttbM
— Guardian US (@GuardianUS) May 3, 2021