Professor Nathan Grills, AII Senior Research Fellow (Health), recently spoke with ABC Mornings show presenter Virginia Trioli on India’s devastating Covid-19 second wave. Listen here from 43:17.
In the midst of a national panic and fear, reports of racist attacks on migrants from Northeast India have escalated, including physical abuses captured on social media.
Existing commentaries have focused especially on the impacts of the lockdown on general poverty or access to food. It’s impact on people’s capacity to obtain healthcare is also a critical issue.
With just four hours’ notice, the government instructed everyone to remain in their homes, banned public events, closed schools and colleges and shut commercial and industrial outlets across the country.