In Covid’s grip, India gasps for air: ‘If there is an apocalypse, this has to be one’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

In Covid’s grip, India gasps for air: ‘If there is an apocalypse, this has to be one’

Working hard to keep her composure, Lavanya Sharma tweeted a short video on April 25. “Please please please help,” the teenage girl from New Delhi’s Uttam Nagar neighborhood wrote atop her post as her mother lay gasping for breath and her oximeter blinked a dangerously low reading of 52/100.

Sharma’s frantic calls for help didn’t get an official response until the next day, when an ambulance finally arrived to take her mother to the hospital.

This harrowing tale highlights the plight of millions of Indians who are being pushed to the brink by the country’s ferocious second wave of the pandemic.

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