The above is the kind of news India is telling about itself today.
India’s infection and death peak surge has turned out, pro rata, to be far smaller than that in England, Wales or Northern Ireland in January, smaller even than in Scotland.
The BBC, only a few weeks ago, gazed obsessively at images from India as, like Italy, the US and Brazil before them, they provided a consoling distraction from the horrors in England they had tried to hide and now tried to replace with jingoistic accounts of the vaccine roll-out:
Today? Not a word on the falling infection levels or flattening death figures, on any evidence of recovery. No India must remain the ‘other’ reminding us how lucky we are here with Boris and Matt at the helm, ‘saving lives.’