Reasons behind surging COVID-19 cases in India

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India is struggling with a devastating second COVID-19 wave, and scientists are warning a third wave is inevitable. In addition, neighboring countries like Nepal are facing new surges as well. Is a “double mutant” virus variant behind India’s record surge? What practical solutions are there? And how can other countries protect themselves?

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