The Heat: COVID-19 crisis in India poses threat to Southeast Asia

The Heat

India is reeling from a new strain of COVID-19 that’s fueled a surge of infections and deaths. To date, India has recorded more than 24-million cases and over 274-thousand deaths. And experts say the numbers are likely much higher, with the virus now spreading to rural villages.

  • Smita Sharma , an independent journalist, discusses  how the pandemic is impacting New Delhi.

Joining the discussion:

  • Dr. Jerome Kim is a specialist in HIV vaccine research and the Director General of the International Vaccine Institute.
  • Dr. Lee Riley is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Dr. Abhishek Rimal is the Asia Pacific Emergency Health Coordinator with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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