“Lessons from India’s Handling of the Second Wave of Sars-Cov-2 Delta Variant Surge,” is the title of a paper by Drs. Srini Sitaraman and Sebastian Kevany, for Security Nexus. This article identifies key deficiencies in the Indian public health system along with other parts of the world, and the lessons learned from those deficiencies.

Abstract
The second wave of the coronavirus caused by the mutant Delta variant led to the deaths of 209,182 people from April 15 to June 17, 2021 in India (Data source: Our World in Data). But, some estimates peg the number of COVID-19-related deaths significantly higher (see footnote no. 1). This article assesses India’s handling of the second wave of the coronavirus, and seeks to draw some lessons from India’s experience.

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Drs. Sitaraman and Kevany are professors at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies. The views expressed in this article are the author’s alone, and do not necessarily reflect the official position of the DKI APCSS or the United States Government.

Security Nexus is a peer-reviewed, online journal published by the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies.

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