On September 10, 2021, journalist Siddhant Pandey reported that 75% of India’s nearly 35,000 new COVID cases arose from the tiny resort state of Kerala. Kerala, one of the world’s top travel destinations, is also one of the world’s worst COVID disasters.
Kerala’s failed pandemic policy has been going from bad to worse. For example, on July 29 Kerala represented half of India’s new cases, while on August 27, they had risen to two-thirds, and now they account for three-fourths.
President Kennedy famously said, “An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.”
Kerala has been a slow-motion train wreck. But, as we watch in horror as the locomotive jumps the track and carries the rest of the boxcars with it, we notice the other Indian states enjoy complete safety as their pandemic has ended. They chose a different strategy, one that did not lead them off a cliff.