Media Mentions: COVID-19 Crisis in India

India, one of the world’s most populous countries, is currently suffering a major setback in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. Currently, India is reporting over 350,000 cases daily, with nearly 3,000 deaths per day, causing significant strain on the Indian healthcare system. On April 26th, 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus addressed the situation, announcing that WHO had transferred more than 2,600 of its experts from various programs to work with Indian health authorities to help respond to the pandemic.

Learn more with comments from Professor Veena Sriram (School of Public Policy and Global Affairs; School of Population and Public Health).

April 29, 2021

Vox  asked Professor Veena Sriram for insight in “The world could be doing much more to help India”.

April 27, 2021

Professor Veena Sriram co-wrote an article in The Globe and Mail about why Canada can’t stand by while India’s medical system collapses.

April 26, 2021

CBC Vancouver interviewed Professor Veena Sriram on the India COVID SOS group she is part of, which is working to address the ongoing pandemic crisis.

Professor Veena Sriram is quoted in an article by Forbes on how Canada can support India, and how to foster a “post-crisis” allyship at all levels to foster an equitable recovery across the world.

April 25, 2021

Professor Veena Sriram was interviewed on a BBC Radio 5 segment with Stephen Nolan on the current collapse of the healthcare system in India, and why a global response is crucial to combating a global pandemic. The segment begins at the 1:57:25 mark.

April 23, 2021

“If we can get a significant proportion of the world vaccinated, we are reducing the opportunity for the virus to mutate in this way.” Professor Veena Sriram appeared on a segment of Global News to give comments on the ‘double mutant’ Covid-19 virus that has been spreading rapidly in India.