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World leaders ban travel from India, where pandemic toll is devastating hospitals

CA, 02 May 2021
For the first time, India's daily COVID-19 cases have topped 400,000.

As Jennifer Johnson reports, the U.S. is joining a list of countries banning travel from India, where hospitals and crematoriums are buckling under pressure.

This comes as India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country’s vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people.

The world’s largest maker of vaccines was still short of critical supplies — the result of lagging manufacturing and raw material shortages that delayed the rollout in several states. And even in places where the shots were in stock, the country’s wide economic disparities made access to the vaccine inconsistent.

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