Why is the COVID-19 situation in India a threat to the rest of the world?
The number of new infections a day in India is breaking global records. A projection by the University of Michigan, USA, believes that India can reach 1 million cases per day by the end of May. We can assume that this is no longer a wave, rather a tsunami, with 3000 deaths being registered every single day.
The current crisis in India is not only a national tragedy but also an international one because:
– the Indian variant (called by some as the “double mutant”) has already been identified in more than 10 countries,
– the emerging new variants may jeopardize the effectiveness of current vaccines,
– as India is home to the world’s biggest manufacturer of medication and vaccines – the Serum Institute of India, at least 92 developing countries are completely dependent on medicines and vaccines derived from this source.
Either the world reacts quickly to this catastrophe, or sooner or later the impact of this unprecedented situation will be felt globally.
None of us will be safe until everyone is safe!