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India's Coronavirus Crisis Plays Out on Twitter

Added 05-06-21 06:34:02pm EST - “Social media is serving as a proxy for a collapsing public health system. That isn't good news for Modi and the ruling party.” - Foreignpolicy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Foreignpolicy.com: “India’s Coronavirus Crisis Plays Out on Twitter”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Social media is serving as a proxy for a collapsing public health system. That isn’t good news for Modi and the ruling party.

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The highlights this week: Social media stands in for an absent state amid India’s coronavirus crisis, U.S. troops begin their final withdrawal from Afghanistan, and Biden mulls the mayor of Los Angeles as the potential next U.S. ambassador to India.

India’s catastrophic coronavirus crisis shows no signs of abating. Although new daily cases have decreased slightly in the last few days, following a high of nearly 402,000 on April 30, daily death figures have continued to break records. And India has surpassed 20 million total cases, an unfortunate milestone that only the United States had passed until now.

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