Bhavya Dore: In India’s COVID-19 crisis, the internet is both a lifeline and a barrier

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Bhavya Dore: In India’s COVID-19 crisis, the internet is both a lifeline and a barrier
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26/05/2021 – 08:08

‘People are forgetting a basic fact that vaccination is to be carried out by healthcare workers, not by IT engineers.’

“India’s deadly coronavirus second wave has underscored a stark digital divide determining who has better access to vaccines and healthcare, as surging caseloads expose shortfalls and overwhelm hospitals.
Onerous online procedures have turned vaccine access into an exclusionary, often lottery-like process in a country where about half the population lacks internet access.”
 

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