Latest from Joanna Slater

These twins are 5 years old. They lost both parents to covid-19.

Perhaps no phenomenon encapsulates India's losses like the number of children orphaned in the surge.
  • Jun 17, 2021

In India, the deadliest day for any country since the pandemic began

More than 4,500 covid-19 deaths were reported on Wednesday, a grim world record.
  • May 19, 2021

India’s coronavirus vaccination drive is faltering just when the country needs it most

India’s vaccine program is being hobbled by supply shortages and an abrupt shift in procurement policy.
  • May 17, 2021

In India’s surge, a religious gathering attended by millions helped the virus spread

The giant festival was one source of infections as cases skyrocketed, according to local officials, religious leaders and media reports.
  • May 8, 2021

Many hurdles remain before effort to ease vaccine patent protections could become international policy

As the vaccination pace wanes, leaders have turned to marketing strategies and audacious incentives to lure those who have not yet received their shots.
  • May 6, 2021

In an Indian city, obituaries reveal missing coronavirus deaths and untold suffering

India reported nearly 4,000 deaths Thursday, its deadliest day to date in the pandemic. The actual toll is likely to be considerably higher.
  • May 6, 2021
  • Post Reports

For India, no end to pandemic in sight

India continues to set world records as it faces the worst surge in cases since the start of the pandemic. And, how two decades of war have reshaped Kabul.
  • May 4, 2021

India sets pandemic record with more than 400,000 new cases; Fauci says crisis is ‘like a war’

Epidemiologists have said the number of daily cases could reach 500,000 within weeks.
  • May 1, 2021

In India’s devastating coronavirus surge, anger at Modi grows

Modi is facing what appears to be the country’s biggest crisis since independence.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Coronavirus has crushed India’s health system. Patients are on their own.

Ambulances, hospital beds, oxygen, medicines and even cremation grounds are in short supply.
  • Apr 27, 2021