“Only a few weeks ago, India was boasting of being the largest manufacturer and supplier of COVID-19 vaccines to the World Health Organizations COVAX scheme. Now, as the second wave brings massive daily rises in newly reported infections and deaths, India has gone from claiming to be the ‘pharmacy of the world’ to becoming a site of mass devastation, in need of international aid and supplies,” wrote political analyst Navtej Purewal for The Conversation.

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