On My Mind

In India, fear and compassion

Even as Covid 19 spawns a never-ending refrain of despair, the humanity of strangers is comforting

A patient, wearing an oxygen mask, sits outside Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in New Delhi on April 22, 2021.PHOTO: REUTERS

Fear rustles within my friend like something unknown in the bushes. It's an April weekend and he clips the oximeter to his finger and checks his oxygen saturation.

It's 98, it's fine, breathe.

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