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Kunal Kamra: Modi Caused a 'Covid Massacre' | NYT Opinion

Kunal Kamra: Modi Caused a 'Covid Massacre' | NYT Opinion

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In the Opinion video above, Kunal Kamra, an enormously popular stand-up comedian in India, puts all jokes aside and takes a serious look at his government’s handling of the pandemic. His assessment is withering: He accuses the nation’s leadership, especially an overconfident Prime Minister Narendra Modi, of putting political vanity before common sense and opening the door to a devastating resurgence of coronavirus infections that have devastated the country. India has been struggling for weeks amid this second wave, which has sickened millions, killed hundreds of thousands and overwhelmed the nation’s health care system. At the peak of the crisis, new infections numbered about 400,000 a day, a record-breaking pace. Since then, the daily counts of infections and deaths have dropped. But Mr....