Canada Suspends Air Travel With India
After giving the public false assurances that our government had the Indian Covid threat under control, the feds have announced that flights from India and Pakistan will be banned for 30 days.
That took long enough. Long enough for the Indian variant to reach Canada.
It's been known for several days that a double mutant and possibly a triple mutant variant had emerged in India. It has been reported that these variants may be antibody and vaccine resistant.
India is reeling from these variants, recording 200,000 daily infections about a week ago, 295,000 yesterday and 314,000 new cases reported today.
Yesterday the prime minister, Narendra Modi, delivered a speech in which he decried the idea of lockdowns. Today, India's Supreme Court ordered the government to produce a "national plan" to ensure adequate supply of medical oxygen, essential drugs and a method of widespread vaccination.