By Colin Todhunter
Source: Dissident Voice
In light of the current COVID-related situation in India, Dr Anthony Fauci, the top US adviser on COVID, has called for India to implement a hard lockdown and for the mass roll-out of vaccines.
However, Fauci has no clue and no authority to lecture on what is good for India.
That is the view of journalist Ratna Chakraborty. Writing on theEmpire Diaries website, she argues that the US is a rich nation, prints the world’s reserve currency, has robust financial coverage for the jobless and its population is spread out.
On the other hand, India is finance-strained, has a brittle economy that lives on the brink of disaster, does not have any financial coverage for the jobless, is densely populated and its people mostly live in congested clusters.
Given the government’s incompetence and the callousness demonstrated towards poorer sections of Indian society…
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