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Experts warn of ‘horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s COVID-19 crisis deepens – Sydney Morning Herald

One public health expert was left bewildered when Indian policymakers told him the situation would improve within days.

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Ive been … trying to say to them, If everything goes very well, things will be horrible for the next several weeks. And it may be much longer, he said.
Jha said the focus needs to be on core public health measures: targeted shutdowns, more testing, universal mask-wearing and avoiding large gatherings.
Around 2.1 million people are being vaccinated every day in India, but so far its not enough to curb infections. Credit:Getty Images
That is whats going to break the back of this surge, he said.

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