India’s severe epidemic is still “hypoxic”, Modi decided not to go to the UK to participate in the G7 summit
Chinanews.com, May 12th. According to a comprehensive report, the new crown epidemic in India continues to spread, and the average number of new cases within 7 days hit a record high. Taking into account the severe situation of the epidemic, Prime Minister Modi decided not to personally attend the Group of Seven (G7) summit in the UK in June.
During the epidemic, on the one hand, India’s medical resources are still in short supply, and COVID-19 patients continue to die from “hypoxia”; on the other hand, there are still locals looking for “remedies” to treat COVID-19, and doctors have issued a warning again for this. In addition, the Indian epidemic has also affected the global supply of goods.
The severe epidemic in India is still “hypoxia”
Modi decided not to attend the G7 summit
The Indian health authority stated on the 11th that the country added 329,942 confirmed cases in a single day. An increase of 3876 people died, a total of 22.99 million people were diagnosed, and nearly 250,000 people died.
According to Reuters statistics, the average number of new deaths in a single day in India ranks first in the world, accounting for one-third of the number of deaths reported every day in the world. In India, the average number of new cases in 7 days reached 390,995, a record high.
Experts even said that the actual number of Indian crowns may be higher than official statistics. The World Health Organization also warned that the variant virus found in India has been listed as a global concern.
The Indian government said on the 11th that due to the severe epidemic in India, Indian Prime Minister Modi will not personally attend the Group of Seven (G7) summit to be held in the United Kingdom next month. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India issued a statement saying that it thanked British Prime Minister Johnson for inviting the Prime Minister of India to attend the G7 summit as a special invitation. However, “in view of the current situation of the new crown epidemic, it has been decided that the Prime Minister will not attend the G7 summit in person.”
At present, under the severe epidemic situation, people in all parts of India are also struggling to find beds, oxygen or medicine. Many people have died before they can get treatment.
At least 26 COVID-19 patients died of hypoxia in a public hospital in Goa, India on the 11th. In a public hospital in Andhra Pradesh, 11 new crown patients died of hypoxia on the evening of the 10th. Due to the intensification of the epidemic, India’s medical resources are in urgent need. Since April, there have been many deaths of new crown patients due to hypoxia.
On May 5, 2021 local time, the Adani Vidya Mandir School in the suburb of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, has been converted into a new crown care center, and the caretaker is arranging beds.
Doctor warned: Cow dung cannot prevent epidemics
It will also cause more health problems
In addition, some Indians still believe that cow dung can prevent epidemics. The doctor warned that there is no scientific evidence to show that cow dung can effectively block the new coronavirus, but it may cause the spread of other diseases.
It is reported that some people in Guchalady Province in western India are convinced that they go to the cowshed once a week and coat their whole body with cow dung and cow urine, hoping to strengthen their immunity against the new coronavirus. Even hope to cure the new crown.
In this regard, doctors and scientists in India and around the world have continuously issued warnings not to use alternative therapies to combat the new crown. Such therapies may make people think that they are safe and make health problems more complicated.
The national chairman of the Indian Medical Association Jayala said that there is no specific scientific evidence to show that cow dung or cow urine can promote immunity to the new crown, “this is completely the believer Hengxin.” He also added: “Smearing or eating these things also has health risks, and other diseases may be transmitted from animals to humans.”
In addition, some people worry that such practices will cause crowds to gather and increase the spread of the virus. .
p >Or aggravate the impact on global commodity supply
On the other hand, the Indian epidemic may exacerbate global supply shortages. Recently, some US media pointed out that if India’s new crown crisis worsens, important industries such as global clothing, financial services, and shipping will all be hit hard.
It is estimated that about 80% of the world’s goods are transported by sea, and more than 200,000 of the 1.7 million crew members in the world are from India. Since many countries temporarily ban flights from India, shipping companies have been unable to send Indian crews to various ports for replacement.
Pratten, secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping, said that if this situation continues, it may lead to a severe shortage of crews, which will impact the global supply chain.
Experts pointed out that vaccinating crew members is a potential solution, but the current situation in India has also affected the global supply of new crown vaccines.
Reported that India is the world’s largest vaccine producer, but with only 2% of the country’s population already vaccinated, the Indian government and vaccine manufacturers are giving priority to meeting domestic demand.
India is also one of the largest exporters of textiles and leather products, but affected by the epidemic, the country is facing a severe labor shortage. At the same time, many financial companies around the world have also outsourced information technology and operations to India. These industries may be affected by the worsening of the epidemic in India.