India is grappling with covid grief

Spring 2021 in India has been horrific and frightening: ambulances wail constantly, funeral pyres are alight 24 hours a day, seemingly endless body bags stack up, and grief hangs heavy in the air. A year ago, it looked as if India might have escaped the worst of the coronavirus. While the Western world was struggling,…


This entry originally appeared at www.technologyreview.com/2021/05/28/1025541/covid-india-grief-online, and may be a summary or abridged version.