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    India is in the throes of the ultimate Covid catastrophe: recording more infections per day —350,000 at the least— than any other country since the pandemic began. With hospitals at breaking point, forced to turn patients away, and oxygen running out, the death rate climbs relentlessly. Sick people and their families search desperately for help…And for answers:

    How did it come to this, is the government to blame? Our guests: Biresh Banerjee (DW News-Asia), Tobias Kurth (Charité), Ankita Mukhopadhyay (DW correspondet India)

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