torsdag 17. september 2020

Only the US has more coronavirus cases than India. But unlike Trump, its leader seems immune from criticism

India is in crisis. Its economy has crashed, with the largest slump on recorddecimating millions of jobs. Its already fragile healthcare system is struggling. With more than five million cases, India ranks only behind the United States for confirmed infections. But whereas other populist leaders are feeling the political heat from their handling of the pandemic -- US President Donald Trump and his British counterpart Boris Johnson, for instance -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has largely escaped the scathing headlines and crushing opinion polls that have beleaguered his counterparts.