Covid and Catch-22s

By Olina Banerji in BFO #276, 04 May, 21

I write from the nation’s capital, Delhi, which has been decimated by the second wave of Covid-19. The biggest fallout of this is undoubtedly the lack of oxygen supply to critically-ill patients. Hospitals are constantly short on oxygen supply, plasma, medicines, and every day is a new battle to keep patients alive. By several accounts, many of these lives could have been saved, had our healthcare infrastructure not snapped under pressure.