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Rural spread poses significant danger

There is a deep stigma or taboo attached to COVID-19 in rural areas. People don't want to test because they fear social exclusion. Even those who test positive may not reveal and not follow the quarantine protocol.

Covid-19 red alert: ICUs are full in 7 Karnataka districts

Chikkaballapur (Health Minister K Sudhakar's home turf), Ballari district hospital, Mandya, Tumakuru, Chamarajanagar and Udupi's Kundapura have shortage of oxygen beds, while five districts require 20 to 100 ventilators. If the availability of critic...

Rural India is being devastated by Covid. Urgent action is needed

The frantic last-moment search for the hospital beds, which are in acute shortage, leads to an avoidable loss of life.

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