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BBC: Indian Capital Delhi Runs Out of Space to Cremate Its Dead.

Image shows a relative at the site of makeshift funeral pyresCrematoriums in the Indian capital Delhi have been forced to build makeshift funeral pyres, as the city runs out of space to cremate its dead.
Staff are working around the clock, while parks and other empty spaces are also being utilised for cremations. Families have had to wait hours before being allowed to cremate ….MORE: BBC

Irrational Covid Fears

…Fortunately, it is also curable. The vaccines have nearly eliminated death, hospitalization and other serious Covid illness among people who have received shots. The vaccines have also radically reduced the chances that people contract even a mild version of Covid or can pass it on to others.

Yet many vaccinated people continue to obsess over the risks from Covid — because they are so new and salient….NYTIMES

Blue States Have Pulled Far Ahead of Red States in Vaccinations. Why?

The Success of Top-Down Simplicity – The New York Times: In the early weeks of Covid-19 vaccinations, the shining examples of success were all places with politically conservative leaders. Globally, the countries with the largest share of vaccinated people were Britain, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. In the U.S., the states that got off to the fastest starts were Alaska and West Virginia….more: NYTIMES