The Times podcast: COVID-19 cautionary tales from India and Brazil

People in protective suits lower a body into a grave
Relatives and municipal workers in protective suits bury the body of a person who died from COVID-19 in Gauhati, India.
(Anupam Nath / Associated Press)

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Together, Brazil and India now have half the COVID-19 cases in the world. We speak to L.A. Times foreign correspondents David Pierson and Kate Linthicum about what the plight of these global powerhouses suggests about the spread of coronavirus around the world.


Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: L.A. Times Asia correspondent David Pierson and Latin America correspondent Kate Linthicum

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Bodies pile up as vaccine campaigns sputter and COVID-19 variants spread
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As daily COVID-19 deaths soar, the worst may lie ahead for Brazil

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