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Conversation with Asha Shajahan on the COVID-19 Crisis in India



On May 13th, Landecker Democracy Fellow Asha Shajahan went live with March For Science as part of their weekly “Let’s Get FACTSinated” series and discussed the COVID-19 crisis in India. In the interview, Asha addresses the following questions: What led to the surge in first place? What took so long for the virus to get so bad? Is the surge directly related to how much more dense India’s population is? How different is the variant that is causing the surge? What can the US do to help?

To watch the recording of the live stream, visit here (public on Facebook).

Asha is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This Fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the Fellowship here.