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    India declared an endgame to the pandemic just a month ago.

    Now it is recording nearly 300,000 new COVID-19 cases every day.

    Hospitals are running out of beds and oxygen.

    India, the world’s largest vaccine maker, is limiting exports of jabs to the UN-backed COVAX scheme for developing nations.

    What is the impact on the rest of the world if India cannot get its second wave under control?

    Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom

    Guests:

    T. Sundararaman – Global Coordinator, People’s Health Movement.

    Deepsikha Chettri – Member, UNESCO’s International Bioethics Committee.

    Uday Chandra – Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University.

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