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In a world still beset by Covid-19, what use is an event billed as a symbol of recovery?
Waiving patents will not alone vaccinate developing nations – but the financial and moral incentives for doing so are huge.
Oxygen shortages are pushing Indian hospitals to breaking point, and raising questions over the response of Narendra Modi’s government.
Under Xi Jinping, the party appears unassailable and increasingly hostile to the West.
China’s autocratic turn shows why the UK must end its dependence on the country for essential infrastructure.
Despite pouring resources into the state and staging mass rallies during a pandemic, Narendra Modi’s party was comfortably defeated.
The daily Covid cases are now growing faster than at any point before – and the geographical make-up of those numbers is changing too.
For the West, pooling resources to ensure the Global South is vaccinated is not only a moral duty but an act of self-interest.
India is struggling with a lethal second wave and only 9 per cent of its population has received at least one vaccine.
The rising superpower is particularly vulnerable to the consequences of runaway climate change.
Modi’s government has banned the export of most vaccine doses to other countries, leaving swathes of the Global South facing a shortfall.