Mutations, politics, vaccines: the factors behind India’s Covid crisis
Analysis: experts believe a number of things coalesced to cause the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak
India is now identifying more than 1 million coronavirus cases every three days, with many times more thought to be going unregistered in a vast country where public health surveillance is often poor. Daily deaths exceeded 2,800 on Sunday, but these too are thought to be many times higher.
Epidemiologists and other experts are speculating that several factors have coalesced over the past months to bring India to the point of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak.