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Tragic spring surge leads India to crank up coronavirus vaccine effort

In March, Science Staff Writer Jon Cohen traveled to India to get an up-close look at the country’s response to COVID-19—and its plans to help vaccinate the world. But by the time he got there, India had entered the early stages of what would become one of the world’s largest coronavirus surges, reaching a tragic peak of more than 400,000 cases per day in early May and 4500 daily deaths several weeks later. In this video, Cohen describes—with the help of original recordings—India’s recent COVID-19 surge and the challenging effort to rapidly roll out vaccines.