We begin in India where the coronavirus outbreak remains out of control.
The country has been averaging well above 300,000 new cases of COVID-19 every day for a couple of weeks, and the health system has reached desperation.
At the current pace, India could eventually overtake the U.S. as the country with the most cases of COVID-19. Although India is the biggest manufacturer of coronavirus vaccines, fewer than 3 % of its population has been fully vaccinated.
Joining the discussion:
- Achal Prabhala is a researcher and coordinator of the AccessIBSA Project, which campaigns for access to medicines.
For the situation in Brazil and the United States:
- Nelson Franco Jobim is a journalist and academic lecturer.
- Hilary Brueck is a senior health and science reporter for Business Insider.
- Dr. Krishna Udayakumar is the director of Duke University Global Health Innovation Center.
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) May 11, 2021
They're religious, nationalist and currently opposed to a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown — Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi have much in common. https://t.co/eONpX9LZG4
— DW News (@dwnews) May 11, 2021
The FDA has authorized Pfizer/BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine for children and teens ages 12-15. Now, pediatricians are preparing to vaccinate the youngest cohort of Covid-19 vaccine recipients yet. https://t.co/EYnvwtknf7
— CNN (@CNN) May 11, 2021