The Lancet severely criticised the Narendra Modi government for its handling of the COVID-19 crisis in India, saying it has given the impression of being more occupied with “removing criticism on Twitter than trying to control the pandemic”.
Lancet editorial: The Institute for Health Metrics & Evaluation estimates India will see 1 million deaths from COVID-19 by Aug 1. If that happens, "Modi's Government would be responsible for presiding over a self-inflicted national catastrophe."
The Lancet says India could suffer more than 2,300 Covid-19 deaths every day by June.
This tragedy was avoidable — and is largely the fault of a boastful and incompetent government, writes Pankaj Mishra
India’s first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin, codenamed BBV152, is safe, immunogenic and has no serious adverse effects, medical journal Lancet has said while publishing the vaccine’s phase 2 trial results