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Denver Post (August 5)

2021/ 08/ 06 by jd in Global News

“The known total of global coronavirus infections surpassed 200 million Wednesday, a daunting figure that also fails to capture how far the virus has embedded itself within humanity.” Official death figures are also imperfect but useful markers and now stand at over 614,000 deaths in the U.S., 550,000 in Brazil, 425,000 in India, and 4.2 million worldwide.

 

The Economist (May 8)

2021/ 05/ 09 by jd in Global News

“India’s national government looks increasingly hapless. Confronted with catastrophe, the state has melted away” leaving citizens enraged. “Indians are accustomed to ineptitude and meagre support,” but “it is a sense of utter abandonment, especially among the politically noisy middle class, that is driving the anger.”

 

LA Times (April 29)

2021/ 04/ 30 by jd in Global News

“All across India, a trail of death and misery is devastating a country whose leaders boasted of defeating the coronavirus just a few months ago. A surge of new cases fueled by the so-called double mutant variant of the coronavirus first discovered in India is now pushing the nation’s overburdened healthcare system toward collapse” and presenting “a cautionary tale for a world wanting to rush back to its rhythms.”

 

Reuters (April 23)

2021/ 04/ 25 by jd in Global News

“India has slender room to act if economic activity follows its medical infrastructure into a virus-induced state of collapse…. Optimists hope antibodies and vaccines will cause the Covid-19 contagion to burn out quickly. The government will have a hard time softening the financial pain if it doesn’t.”

 

Wall Street Journal (April 19)

2021/ 04/ 21 by jd in Global News

In India, New Delhi became the first region “to reimpose sweeping measures like the ones employed last spring.” Though “India has sought to avoid the strict lockdowns that punished its economy last spring… the step was necessary to avoid an even bigger disaster: a complete breakdown of its hospitals.” Experts anticipate “a cascade of other Indian states” following New Delhi into lockdown.

 

Financial Times (April 19)

2021/ 04/ 20 by jd in Global News

“India’s currency has swung from emerging market leader to laggard as the country battles a ferocious wave of coronavirus infections, prompting concerns among global investors that a nascent economic recovery will crumble.” During Q1, the rupee was “the only emerging market currency to gain ground on the dollar.” Since April, it has plummeted 3%, “the worst performance” of its peers.

 

WARC (July 30)

2020/ 07/ 31 by jd in Global News

“With India’s government reported to be considering a ban on more Chinese apps, advertisers are having to re-evaluate their media strategies… Brands that have successfully leveraged TikTok in India… will need to figure out if their TikTok audiences can be replicated on platforms like Instagram Reels, Roposo or Chingari.”

 

WARC (July 21)

2020/ 07/ 23 by jd in Global News

“High levels of concern over COVID-19 come as countries struggle to contain virus outbreak in tandem with the slow reopening of their economies. While 77% of respondents in China were worried, 90% of respondents were also confident about their country’s ability to deal with the virus compared the global percentage of 36%. In India, 53% of respondents were confident, down from a high of 64% in previous surveys, while Japan had the lowest confidence level at 19% but was up from a low of 11%.”

 

Investment Week (July 20)

2020/ 07/ 21 by jd in Global News

“The US silver economy is worth $7trn alone, making it more valuable than the economies of Britain, Japan, or India. In the past 18 years, companies whose businesses relate to the ageing population have achieved average revenue and earnings growth that has outperformed the global market. This trend is expected to continue gathering momentum.”

 

USA Today (July 9)

2020/ 07/ 11 by jd in Global News

The U.S. passed another “grim milestone” on Wednesday, racking up 3 million COVID-19 cases, which “represents roughly a quarter of the world’s cases and the same percentage of its deaths.” The U.S. now strongly “leads an unenviable group. Its 3 million cases for a nation of 330 million beats out Brazil’s 1.7 million cases (210 million population), India’s 742,000 cases (1.4 billion) and Russia’s 699,000 cases (145 million).”

 

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