In rural India, fear of testing and vaccines hampers Covid-19 fight

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Men wearing protective gear carry a stretcher near the burning pyres of victims who died of the coronavirus at a cremation ground in New Delhi, India, on May 4, 2021.

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What you need to know:

  • This fear pervades despite the sight of bodies dumped in rivers and hundreds of shallow graves suggesting that Covid-19 is raging in India's hinterland where 70 percent of the 1.3-billion population lives.



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