Infecting public health

India is setting new records in terms of new Covid-19 cases, with daily cases rising from 20,000 to 100,000 in just 25 days, causing a partial lockdown and curfew in Maharashtra and other parts of the country. Yet the businesses of religion and elections, two key super-spreaders, have acquired a curious immunity from the enforcement of Covid-19 protocols. At the Mahakumbh mela, which officially began on April 1, and in election rallies in Assam and Bengal in particular, the basic norms of mask-wearing and social distancing have visibly been jettisoned. This, when ordinary citizens are being fi.....

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