COVID-19 and India


Coronavirus, a virus-cum-disaster that has shaken the economies of the world and the mental, social, political, and cultural aspects of human life.

COVID-19 and its impact?

Coronavirus belongs to a distinct category of virus that can cause less to severe kinds of suffering. It is an RNA virus, which implies it can rapidly mutate after blending with its host’s DNA.

That is the result, India is facing the second wave of this drastic virus.

Lakhs of cases are reported each day in 220 countries and territories around the world. The US has the highest number, followed by India now.

The world is confronting extreme impacts on:

This will further result in loss of jobs, high levels of poverty, poor health, malnutrition, lack of safety and security. According to ILO, global labor force participation reduced by 2.2 percentage points, and global employment losses is 114 million jobs from 2020 vied to 2019.

Second wave and India?

In the “Covid-19 Performance Index”, India ranked 86th amongst 98 countries compiled by Sydney- based Lowy Institute (Australian think-tank).

India is highly impacted by this wave and many loopholes in the health system is also marking our way:

Last week, a young girl from Uttar Pradesh tweeted help for providing oxygen for her grandmother, but later her tweet was deleted due to many reasons.

Patients in hospital

2. Shortage of Vaccine- The aged continue to be the most unsafe from this infection. Till now, less than 4% of Indians above age sixty have been fully vaccinated.

But we also can’t ignore the reasons of rising this infection:

Steps by the government to improve the conditions:

International aid:


Some actions can be taken on a broader level to improve the conditions:

This model can be taken to a broader level as schools are not functioning due to lockdown.

Delhi school converted into hospitals

2. There is a need for coordination between the union and state governments. So, the subject of ‘health’ should be transferred from concurrent list to state list of the Indian constitution as suggested by the fifteenth finance commission.

3. Proper implementation and monitoring are required at each stage.

The conditions are alarming but we have to take appropriate majors and follow the protocols of the government.


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