American Aid To India

The covid situation in India is horrendous: 350,000 infections a day, 2500 deaths. After an apparent delay, the United States is sending help.

The statement in the first two tweets can be found here.

This list of what is being sent represents the most urgent needs, the things that are most likely to make a difference quickly. Discussions between the two countries continue.

There’s been a lot of impatience on Twitter about DOING SOMETHING. But it takes time to make arrangements between the two governments on what is needed and the best way to deliver it.

Sadly, the virus has its own timetables built into it, and we will not see significant changes in India’s situation for at least a few weeks.

Cross-posted to Balloon Juice