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Over 1,000 test positive for Covid-19 as devotees throng Indian festival

Over 1,000 test positive for Covid-19 as devotees throng Indian festival

Over a thousand people have tested positive for Covid-19 in India at the site of the world’s biggest religious festival. Testing was done randomly by the state government. This comes as crowds of thousands, mostly maskless Hindu devotees, descended on the River Ganges to mark the Kumbh Mela. Worshippers packed the river’s banks to take a dip in the waters as part of a bathing ritual.

David
David
Cary Brown
Cary Brown 0 months

Hundreds out of millions attending test positive with the usual unreliable test. Probably hardly anyone is ill. We have all the buzzwords that the media love for their fear porn. Leave people be, the pandemic is over and lockdowns and repression produce worse results than people living their lives. That is a scientific fact, born out by the results of the last year.

Stanley
Stanley 0 months

Note the testing was done randomly--they can hardly test exhaustively the huge throngs at Khumb Mela. And it illustrates Indian society generally: there are 1 .3 billion people, majority poor, millions crowded in slums or scattered across rural farms, almost all of them either creating or burying their dead soon after decease. This means the numbers of living or dead people tested is FAR below necessary for an accurate count. The same would be true in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan--any developing nation.

bobby_5150
bobby_5150 0 months

They're in greater danger from the pollution in the river.

Freedom Nuggets
Freedom Nuggets 0 months

This story makes me hungry, anyone wanna have a barbeque at my place?

Bean Mustard
Bean Mustard 0 months

I could only imagine why

James
James 0 months

Religion at its finest...

riheg
riheg 0 months

How will republicans explain how “the democrat hoax virus” hits India too?

jon
jon 4 weeks

Um, you do realize we're talking about a country with various deadly tropical diseases, famines, cobras in the fields, man-eating tigers, hostile neighbors armed with nukes and the friggin' Ganges River (one of the most polluted bodies of water on Earth), right? Man, am I sick of this fear mongering.

Aaron
Aaron 0 months

100s of thousands illegally cross the border many with covid-19.

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