India’s Daily Covid Cases Hits New Record, PM Takes Political Hit | Mehdi On MSNBC 1

India’s Daily Covid Cases Hits New Record, PM Takes Political Hit | Mehdi On MSNBC

 

India has once again broken global records, with more than 400,000 new cases of Covid-19 recorded in a single day. The Indian Government is now being fiercely criticized over its handling of the catastrophic outbreak. NBC’s Mehdi Hasan spoke with author Arundhati Roy about the crisis she’s calling “a crime against humanity.”
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61 comments

    1. Their prime minister Moldy is like a twin brother of Dumbo Trump, egomaniacs with no brain nor passion for their countrymen.

      Someone commented on YouTube that “on average around 27,000 people died every day in India in 2020”, so having an extra 3600+ deaths a day due to COVID-19 should be viewed in this context. I agree that 27,000 number is a reasonable estimate for 2020, but I have to ask, how come an extra 3600+ death a day (only 14% above the average) would result in cremating so many corpses on the streets???

      Obviously, the number of fatality is SEVERELY under-reported, probably by a factor of 10 or more!!!

    2. American were lucky to have an election in November 2020 to flush Dumbo Trump down the toilet.

  1. Sad to see this happening….didn’t the Indian Government claim victory over the Virus a few months ago?

    1. @Michelle M
      Actually, the US is not claiming victory. Only a few states, mostly led by Republicons, are claiming victory against the deadly virus. Those are the same states where people are resistant to the vaccine against it. Those are the states where the next highly contagious and deadly variants will originate from.

    2. Modi is busy buying Billions in arms, India do not need more arms, they are the 5th biggest military power on Earth, India has 5th largest Billionaires, they all ran away with their private Jets, Indians need services.

    3. Yes, and that is the first mistake. Victory is based on immunizations and herd immunity. What a silly, foolish world. Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.

    1. You go tell that to the 250,000 actual scientists and medical doctors and concerned citizens who have signed the Great Barrington Declaration. The very idea of “science” is now corrupt. Your idea of “science” is not the real science.

    2. And the Grim Reaper…and there are a number of them called leaders that are suffocating their populatios and ignoring health ministries.

    3. @Lp78Ch lol.. it is no where near they number and not everyone who signed it was a scientist

    4. Modi is busy buying Billions in arms, India do not need more arms, they are the 5th biggest military power on Earth, India has 5th largest Billionaires, they all ran away with their private Jets, Indians need services.

  2. Must India endure the whole “FOX like” pandemic denial cultism through this crisis as well? Hasn’t India’s political leadership learned from America’s example that pandemic ignorance is political suicide?

    1. Lot of Indians are just ignorant. They are not wilfully ignorant like Trump supporters.

    2. @Rob Wright Believe me there are many. The Pro Trump Indians in USA are also backers of Modi in India.

    3. @Kalina Phan I knew there were similarities in the approach when I stumbled across some of their videos. Now I wonder when people at WION will also say “enough is enough” in the midst of the current disaster. A number of people at Fox News were just fed up with Trump in the end.

    4. @Montreal MUFC some will never learn. WION have a host and her job is to switch blames to everyone else with her hate everyday.

  3. 400,000 people a day are making new variance in their bodies that’s a very disturbing thought considering the number of younger people in India with covid-19. If you don’t have your shots yet you might want to think about signing up today.

    1. @Kalina Phan
      The only hope is to get as much of the Nation vaccinated as soon as possible.

    2. most Indians want to sign up. but there are no vaccines to go around. or government failed to order sufficient vaccines.

    3. Can’t. There are few shots to be had. Government donated and sold the majority of them because they wanted to show their “soft power”.

    4. @Ralph Boyd Currently we are running short on those. Also, Bill Gates is against lifting the patents on the vaccines. Else there are more than enough companies to produce vaccines in mass quantities that would be sufficient not only for India but also for the world.

    5. @A Realist
      Bill Gates has zero to do with vaccine production except to encourage it from the beginning.

  4. powerful interview – it must be hard for any intelligent, feeling person like her to witness this human catastrophe

  5. This is the toll of selfishness and disrespect to each other. The differences I witnessed that hurt me when I went back to visit my home country: No distancing… Attitude is like, you move if you want, I ain’t. No masks in any public space coz most don’t care if a stranger gets affected and dies. It’s not like most of them smile back at you when you do… If your mask is on, I would be happy knowing I’m safer and thinking you’re smiling back from behind the mask. The bigger disease is selfishness. The consequences are manifested as covid. If Indians stood together (not physically but figuratively), they can overcome any problem facing them coz some of the smartest people I know are Indians. But they barely do… Divided we fall…. Or probably die in case of covid… That being said, I still have hopes on the new generation…

  6. Looks like Modi is trying to “one up” the death toll of Godra riots, the Delhi riots all in one go

    1. I would not be surprised if the RSS, the BJP, Modi and his enablers, start working towards shifting the blame for this mess onto minorities. It will slot perfectly into their, “Hindustan is for Hindus” idealogy. Modi’s promotion of divisions aside, his insistance on holding massive political rallies and enabling massive religous events, have certainly been primary drivers for this Covid surge. If Modi and his ilk get elected again, it will prove one of two things, i.e., Indians have a masochistic streak, or they have been lead to believe in alternative facts instead of facts.

    2. Modi is busy buying Billions in arms, India do not need more arms, they are the 5th biggest military power on Earth, India has 5th largest Billionaires, they all ran away with their private Jets, Indians need services.

  7. Excellent coverage. India is a rich country mismanaged by greedy and selfish politicians.

    1. @rohan thomas You may not be rich but your country is infact a rich country , there is a reason why the UK colonized India for 300 years .

    2. @NotForSale Not true. India has potential to be rich but for now it’s poor. India is on par with Africa and other South asian countries with only ~$1800 gdp per capita.

  8. Much respect to this great lady..she tells it like it is…we need more people like her in this world!!

    1. Modi is busy buying Billions in arms, India do not need more arms, they are the 5th biggest military power on Earth, India has
      6th largest Billionaires, they all ran away with their private Jets, Indians need services.

    2. We need it !
      We have such ppl in this world but we never listen or join them nor even protect them.
      They face these barbarians all alone and ultimately succumb to their torture. No one to help them.

  9. The West media have been saying India is better than China because India has a democratic system and China is authoritarian. They forget the right to live and being well fed is much more important than to argue democracy is better than authoritarian. The West media: “Yes, being dead and living in paradise is better than being alive and enjoying real life.”

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