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The official COVID-19 death toll in India is reported to be around 429,000, but many researchers believe it is at least five times higher. India experienced a devastating wave of infections in April and May, and less than 10% of the population has been fully vaccinated. “When we watch what’s happening in the U.S. … it is astounding that people who have access to vaccines are choosing not to get jabbed,” says Barkha Dutt, an award-winning Indian television journalist and author. “It’s anti-science. It’s self-indulgent. It’s a very First World white privilege.”


This content originally appeared on Democracy Now! and was authored by Democracy Now!.

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[1] “First World White Privilege”: Indian Journalist Slams U.S. Anti-Vaxxers as World’s Poor Lack Access | Democracy Now! ➤ http://www.democracynow.org/2021/8/12/covid_vaccine_refusals_barkha_dutt