How India ran out of oxygen

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In April 2021, India began registering some of the highest numbers of Covid-19 cases in the world. When that happened, the demand for life-saving oxygen soared too. But India wasn’t able to keep up, adding avoidable deaths to a second wave of Covid-19 that has devastated the country. The oxygen shortage seemed to have caught India off guard. That made the news in this pandemic, but India has run out of oxygen before. So why does this keep happening?

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Dani Mooti
Dani Mooti 8 घंटे पहले
Moodi is a horrible leader, he is the Indian Trump. He believes in an all Hindu India. Disgusting and I hope India voted him out soon. No room in the world for hate. These children and people died under his admin. Disgusting, to hear leaders say children died because it’s gods doing. Excuse me, no it’s because of your failed leadership.
mandeep rawat
mandeep rawat 10 घंटे पहले
*भारतीय वामपंथी और तथाकथित पंथनिरपेक्ष लोग* *का ये झूठा प्रचार नहीं चलेगा* । *कोराना से ग्रस्त रोगियों की संख्या सबसे अधिक कहां*- *महाराष्ट्र* *और दिखा कहां रहे ये वॉक्स वाले उत्तर प्रदेश में* *भाई झूठा प्रचार करना भी है तो ढंग का करो* ।
Mayank Beniwal
Mayank Beniwal 4 दिन पहले
its hate india propoganda nothing more than that For one simple reason maximum deth occurred in Maharashtra and there was no oxygen shortage there but max stories came from delhi and that was oxygen surpuls . 🤭🤭🤭
Abhik Kumar Bhunia
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Yes, Every one knows how much Underreporting was done in BJP ruled states, If the reporting was true we could have seen floating human corpses in Godavari of Maharashtra but we saw Floating human corpses in Ganga of UP.
Tales 4 दिन पहले
Is nobody going to mention how at 2:47 they say "where liquid oxygen is compressed into a gas"? Last time I checked, liquid oxygen is evaporated/decompressed into a gas, not compressed.
Paul McCharmley
Paul McCharmley 5 दिन पहले
As an Indian I've never seen this in our country's media.
Tove Wennhage
Tove Wennhage 5 दिन पहले
The doctor’s plea felt like being punched in the gut. So, so heartbreaking. I can’t even imagine the suffering. I can’t even imagine.
Divyans Gaming
Divyans Gaming 5 दिन पहले
Our politicians are mostly engaged in politic campaigns not only ruling but all parties.
Satan's Dick 666
Satan's Dick 666 7 दिन पहले
and people are making profit out of it. What's more do you expect??! This is INDIA
xBLOXMENx 9 दिन पहले
Im planting more trees right now outside from house
Abhik Kumar Bhunia
Abhik Kumar Bhunia 7 दिन पहले
Understandable have a nice day
grim reaper
grim reaper 8 दिन पहले
Girirajsingh Deora
Girirajsingh Deora 10 दिन पहले
all these facts must be wrong since Indias Union health ministry said "No one died from shortage of oxygen "
How India ran out of oxygen. "oxygen" What is oxygen? What is the definition of oxygen? Where can oxygen be found? Is oxygen a liquid? Is oxygen a gas? Is oxygen something frozen? What is the definition of oxygen? Is oxygen some steam? Is oxygen air? Is oxygen water? Is oxygen sea-water? Is oxygen salty sea water? What is the purpose of oxygen in living humans? Where can be found the greatest amount of oxygen? What is the main purpose of oxygen for the living human population?
Hindu Winger
Hindu Winger 12 दिन पहले
Providing wrong information. ❌
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣 10 दिन पहले
Bjp voter mad
Anurit 13 दिन पहले
When people in power are uneducated and apathetic, they give reasons like 'Act of God' and 'Plant more trees' , etc
nithish_ balu
nithish_ balu 14 दिन पहले
Note that india is a country of 1320 million people which is nearly europe and north America combined Modi handled the crisis well but their were irregularities due to sudden spike in cases
Nick S
Nick S 5 दिन पहले
SnoopDiss 12 दिन पहले
Kevin Fernandes
Kevin Fernandes 14 दिन पहले
Modi is a disaster
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣 10 दिन पहले
EmilyS1234 14 दिन पहले
This is how the US went from a 9M gap to a 3M gap
Richard Harris
Richard Harris 14 दिन पहले
The failings of capitalism.
Vitória Duarte
Vitória Duarte 15 दिन पहले
In Brazil more people died and no one are talking about help us here. All the world is doing is talking about India. Please save us from our president
Anurag Khattak
Anurag Khattak 16 दिन पहले
India is morally dead. There is no hope AT ALL.
anish jain
anish jain 17 दिन पहले
This was caused by communism/socialism. Oxygen manufacturing was restricted by the govt and the oxygen industry was over regulated and largely run by the govt.
anish jain
anish jain 16 दिन पहले
@This channel does not exist. I literally live there lol
This channel does not exist.
This channel does not exist. 16 दिन पहले
@anish jain Go to the US one day to see how stupendously expensive their healthcare is. Yeah prices will rise heavily, the free market system works on the idea that people can not trade if they find the price unsatisfactory.
anish jain
anish jain 16 दिन पहले
@This channel does not exist. why $5000? It will be 50-80% cheaper than govt cylinders and actually be available. Free market economics saves lives
This channel does not exist.
This channel does not exist. 16 दिन पहले
That's, that's the point. What you want 5000$ dollar oxygen cylinders?
Bijal Patel
Bijal Patel 18 दिन पहले
Unfortunately, it look India only about 4 months to forget the devastation caused by coronavirus and in turn oxygen shortage. Everything seems to be "back to normal" now a days. :-(
Pooja Shaw
Pooja Shaw 18 दिन पहले
Death rates were more than 10 times the number showed by govt
Mr. Sangam
Mr. Sangam 19 दिन पहले
Don't expect good management in socialist County
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This channel does not exist. 16 दिन पहले
70% of the wealth is owned by the richest 1%. Yeah its not a socialist country.
Abhishek Pawar
Abhishek Pawar 19 दिन पहले
This one video alone shows more reality of covid19 in India than all mainstream Indian news channels combined They are all slaves to the bjp now
Juntasing S.
Juntasing S. 19 दिन पहले
hi Vox, you should look into Thailand now ... such fun
Yoruchi_血夢 19 दिन पहले
India should stop with the religion thinking & start setting up a system
Abhik Kumar Bhunia
Abhik Kumar Bhunia 7 दिन पहले
People will forget this Disaster too during elections.
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣
Jesus The Dead Jew : Hindu Worship Cow Dung 🤣 10 दिन पहले
Hindu nationalist
Yoruchi_血夢 17 दिन पहले
@NA 4 😞
NA 4
NA 4 18 दिन पहले
People will never learn
Onny Farizyandi
Onny Farizyandi 20 दिन पहले
And now it happened in Indonesia
vijeth 20 दिन पहले
Can the vox channel please show ice again how people are thronging tourist places, markets other than showing negative points ??
R Nor
R Nor 21 दिन पहले
Benedict Rasilim
Benedict Rasilim 21 दिन पहले
explanation of the covid mutation factory
ting Joy
ting Joy 21 दिन पहले
I can't stop crying, when I saw the doctor was asking for help.
John Doe
John Doe 21 दिन पहले
The US: "I can't breathe" India: "hold my breath"
Beth Lee
Beth Lee 22 दिन पहले
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Debbie Downer
Debbie Downer 22 दिन पहले
👏👏👏👏 perish 👍😃
Young b yanghongwon 저스디스
Young b yanghongwon 저스디스 22 दिन पहले
Lets thank Modi for the Delta variant
Sam The Mountain Bike Beast
Sam The Mountain Bike Beast 15 दिन पहले
@Aayush I thought lambda came from peru
Aayush 19 दिन पहले
Let's thank China for corona
Aayush 19 दिन पहले
Let's thank UK for lambda
Samir Nurani
Samir Nurani 22 दिन पहले
Budda Budda help them :/
Just Some Guy without a Life
Just Some Guy without a Life 22 दिन पहले
A bag of lays chip would be helpful
Wmr Cats
Wmr Cats 22 दिन पहले
jesus loves you
NinjaGamYT 23 दिन पहले
India’s government should get rid of Modi and change the leader, Modi may actually be the cause for the O2 shortage.
SnoopDiss 12 दिन पहले
@Fairly sustained oh cool
Fairly sustained
Fairly sustained 12 दिन पहले
@SnoopDiss what I actually meant is His govt which includes him too.
SnoopDiss 12 दिन पहले
@Fairly sustained what? He is the head of the govt.
Fairly sustained
Fairly sustained 22 दिन पहले
His govt is
Badrinarayanan Srinivasan
Badrinarayanan Srinivasan 23 दिन पहले
Evil wuhan will pay. Each country will avenge in its own way. Like how Israel hunted its enemies all humankind will unite and strike into wuhan and annihilate it
Prahad 20 दिन पहले
Tbh, we have to blame the chinese government, not the ppl. Just think about all the innocent civilians. The civilians didnt do it purposfully. It was the government which failed to control it.
Shradha Patnaik
Shradha Patnaik 23 दिन पहले
Lives were lost due to the government's apathy and ignorance. 😔
Chunko Doggo
Chunko Doggo 23 दिन पहले
the government: "oof this is kinda bad." also the government: *"well goodluck ig, anyways vote me for prime minister for the next 6 years."*
Fairly sustained
Fairly sustained 22 दिन पहले
And people will still vote. Bhaktsss
Urmomma 1234
Urmomma 1234 23 दिन पहले
Why do indians put a red dot on their forhead ?
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This channel does not exist. 22 दिन पहले
@5. keya parashar Ask anyone with a red dot on their head why they have it, no one will say "It activates glands for better function".
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This channel does not exist. 22 दिन पहले
@5. keya parashar That is so incorrect I'm laughing. No one puts the red dot on the forehead because the pineal gland is there, they put it there because of religious reasons.
This channel does not exist.
This channel does not exist. 23 दिन पहले
Its a religious thing.
Iamacat 24 दिन पहले
the india prime minister is a horseman of dead
Spartan1Four1 24 दिन पहले
Myanmar just hit an oxygen shortage. I shared this video to as many people as I can a month ago but still nothing happened. Please add Burmese subtitles to this video, or at least an auto translate. We needed to learn more about India’s problems a month ago. I hope it is not too late
Alphawolf 24 दिन पहले
if only they worked on development and not politics all the time. all that matters in Indian politics is winning the elections, that's it. You're just a vote. of course your opinions might be different, I'm not here to change your opinions, but to state mine.
Shubha 24 दिन पहले
Why is the state of Maharashtra still suffering...even first wave didnt end here and there was no political rally happening here. I will also add even though the central government puts things in place the bureaucracy at the local level affects a lot of things and that's where the reforms are needed
datchu popi
datchu popi 24 दिन पहले
Vox : "INDIA'S"....... somewhere in world the Indians like :"WE BEEN SUMMONED"😑......... few movement later "WE IN SIN BECAUSE OF OUR POLITICIANS"
pushpendra singh
pushpendra singh 24 दिन पहले
Investigation reveals, Arvind Kejriwal was responsible for most of that oxygen crisis.
Shiro Hikari
Shiro Hikari 24 दिन पहले
I bet there are hunderd and hundred milions of people still don't believe coronavirus in india. Saying it's just a myth or it's just the elite global making some stories for their benefit.
Tropical Slav
Tropical Slav 24 दिन पहले
38,000th liker
avatareyes1 24 दिन पहले
Where do you think the government can get the money required to fulfill these obligations!?
Syahrul Adi Febria
Syahrul Adi Febria 24 दिन पहले
Its happening now in indonesia as well. Please help us 😥
audia putrika kecil
audia putrika kecil 25 दिन पहले
If you make this video in Indonesia, its gonna be epic cause funnier than India case
M 25 दिन पहले
Maybe just Maybe India needs a nuk3 like Japan to refresh the population mindset from religion to development?
Abdillah Family Channel
Abdillah Family Channel 25 दिन पहले
So, it caused by political massive campaign. Hmm I see...
Willy willy
Willy willy 25 दिन पहले
Thi is why i love politician
Kim jong Un
Kim jong Un 25 दिन पहले
Prime Minister Modi is a great leader 👍👏
PANDA FPS 25 दिन पहले
Respect VOX ❤️.. For bringing out the truth
Jay 25 दिन पहले
State governments failed to have a good medical infrastructure. One example is kejriwal who stored excess oxygen which resulting in other state suffering. Instead of handling covid our liberal parties were doing politics so that they could come back.
Yaseen Muhammed
Yaseen Muhammed 25 दिन पहले
I ****ng love you VOX🥺🥺🥺 This is the news that the world want. This is what the corrupt doesn't want the people to know. I guess you guys can be braver about it as y'all are outside India, anyways, keep doing this. This makes a difference. Maybe you guys can do some advertising about your channel in India. Maybe release a few Hindi translated ones. With proofs, details and spotlessly clear that they shouldn't support this government. Please do that🥺 that would change a lot. Many people follow the current government due to reasons based on hatred. But the rest are blind and actually think that this government is doing something. Let them know. Let them know that this is baseless. I'm sure if you invest well in India, you can get back too. Thanking you for all the amazing stuff that you do, Me.
シュエタShweta 26 दिन पहले
“remember next time you cast your vote, they should struggle the way we we did for hospital beds and oxygen cylinders”.
Manjula Singh
Manjula Singh 26 दिन पहले
India desperately needs more hospitals more beds and all round more facilities we are a very mismanaged country
geetanjali 26 दिन पहले
Tbh government in india is only concerned about money, they just want to have all the money to themselves n they keep fooling people. Really this makes me so mad everyday but what should I do
Manjula Singh
Manjula Singh 26 दिन पहले
India has enough oxygen but they do not have cylinders to transport short of cylinders the health minister should have ordered manufacture of cylinders a year ago after first wave modi was also busy with his political rallies and does not seem to realise the dismal healthcare for the masses
The Invincible
The Invincible 26 दिन पहले
Just get rid of hinduism
Aryan Ghosh
Aryan Ghosh 27 दिन पहले
All of this is due to the Corrupted politics and politicians of India . They always think and work for their own benefit and hardly think of the others . As and Indian , almost everyone above 18 has the right to vote . But the main reason the politicians are like this is because lots of people are uneducated and don't know who is a criminal and who is not . They don't even know about their rights and the politicians take advantage of it by brainwashing them . Even though the government providing free education but due to the vast population , the government cannot provide educational to everyone .
One Being One
One Being One 27 दिन पहले
Kudos to your genuine reporting 👏 as most of the Indian media are managed by pimps.
shaikh muzammil
shaikh muzammil 28 दिन पहले
elect a joker expect the circus
Mikasa A
Mikasa A 27 दिन पहले
So true.
Jackson Gillet
Jackson Gillet 28 दिन पहले
Remember when they taxed and put customs on the lent oxygen tanks from foreign countries.
sachin keniya
sachin keniya 29 दिन पहले
Vox The "REAL" title of this video should be:- "How Indian Leaders & Selfish Politicians chose their "POWER & SEAT" over their own countrymen's lives" 😡😡😡😠😠😠
Garry Singh
Garry Singh 29 दिन पहले
Today is 5/07/2021 Just for your information ℹ️ Indian vaccinating 7 to 8 million people every day. (No I’m not praising government, just telling you the truth)
Soumya Ghosh
Soumya Ghosh 25 दिन पहले
4 lakh people also jst telling the truth
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This channel does not exist. 25 दिन पहले
Update: We vaccinated less 4 million yesterday. So no, you're not telling the truth.
Mikasa A
Mikasa A 27 दिन पहले
How do you know for a fact that the source you used to get this information from is credible? Sabotaging data is extremely easy nowadays. Especially for a corrupt government like Modis
This channel does not exist.
This channel does not exist. 28 दिन पहले
We vaccinated 4 million yesterday, where did you get the 7 to 8 million number?
Rhino Sausages
Rhino Sausages 29 दिन पहले
How they ran out of oxygen? Could be the entire country using the streets as a bathroom.
Counter Strike
Counter Strike महीने पहले
Hahahaha left american media reporting with left indian media on Indian government which is right wing you know how things will turn out 😂😂
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"Every non-right wing media is left wing!!!"
Justyn138 महीने पहले
just open a window...?
Amar Kumar
Amar Kumar महीने पहले
MODI failed India.
Asvin KUMAR महीने पहले
COVID-19 originated frm WUHAN, CHINA. MAKE CHINA PAY FOR IT. Wuhan virus.
syifan Gaming
syifan Gaming 7 दिन पहले
You still believe that theory yo it's 2021
sagar raisinghani
sagar raisinghani महीने पहले
the worst part is 90% Indian media wouldn't even dare to show half the facts shown here... breaking pillars of the world's largest democracy!!
Sagar Malhotra
Sagar Malhotra 8 दिन पहले
So true. Godi media is an international laughing stock and in the past five years or so india's press freedom ranking had dramatically dropped to 142 spot. Yet you will still see some fools getting all defensive in comments/replies.
Thavar chandra Damor
Thavar chandra Damor 24 दिन पहले
well said !!!!
Phuong Pham
Phuong Pham महीने पहले
Do you believe that China constantly creates new strains of viruses and releases them far away from their nation to avoid suspicion? The subsequent mutations of viruses are more dangerous, more infectious, more difficult to prevent, and more virulent. Thus, they will disable any kind of vaccines that are always left in dust by the viruses.
O² only there at forest. More plant, more O²
V महीने पहले
That's a lie told bu MSM media. Most of the oxygen we breath comes from oceans. Planktons make huge amounts of oxygen than they required themselves. Whereas plants consume all the oxygen they released back to perform various metablic activities.
Nabadipa Talukder
Nabadipa Talukder महीने पहले
I love that you guys really put in efforts on the pronunciation. ❤️
Pintu Khunt
Pintu Khunt महीने पहले
You dumbo. You cant make pronoun on comment sec.
Soumyajit Dutta
Soumyajit Dutta महीने पहले
Act of God we need such fools to be filtered out from the society
Prajkta B
Prajkta B महीने पहले
India's recovered the cases have fallen down. I am not criticising but telling the situation right now. I absolutely love my country and your videos
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Yeah, that happened after the first wave too...
venkat Kalyan
venkat Kalyan महीने पहले
The most saddest thing is doctors are getting balmed
Sivam Anand
Sivam Anand महीने पहले
I been a month and a half, since the oxygen crisis, but no one took accountability of those lives which were lost.
Adithya Pradeep
Adithya Pradeep महीने पहले
Okay....I just saw a horror movie.
RAHUL SINGH महीने पहले
What about black marketing and unnecessary storage spurred by over zealous reporting of foreign media and that too devoid of any press ethics??It's a moral problem indeed.
GastusWasHere महीने पहले
let's all pray for our Indian brothers and sisters
SINDHU SRI महीने पहले
Thankyou it helped me in writing a essay
Berlin 88
Berlin 88 महीने पहले
Omg...Don't show this video to BJP Govt....They may call Vox as ANTI-National.
F CCP • 69 seconds ago • 420 years ago
F CCP • 69 seconds ago • 420 years ago महीने पहले
Vox isn't india
DenLim123 महीने पहले
You wanna know why's there low vaccination? Because rich countries are hoarding all the vaccine
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This channel does not exist. महीने पहले
India is the world's largest vaccine manufacturer you know.
Jessica Dhunoo
Jessica Dhunoo महीने पहले
CoolGuyIsHere महीने पहले
Good Luck India, wish the best to you from Pakistan.
Saptarshi Chatterjee
Saptarshi Chatterjee महीने पहले
Just came out in the Supreme Court today. Auditing showed that Government of Delhi inflated oxygen demands by 4 times the required amount to create a sense of panic. The oxygen that Delhi received was then black marketed by the ruling party in the city.
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This channel does not exist. महीने पहले
The AIIMS chief who led the Audit literally said 'yeah our report isn't really true', and there are many problems with the report as well, do some research kid.
Abhishek Singh
Abhishek Singh महीने पहले
I am from Gorakhpur :
Baby Girl
Baby Girl महीने पहले
Get cured of diabetes medication cancer, HPV, HSV fibromyalgia Fibroid arthritis I decided to give it try by contacting Dr Osemen On INcds...
Dhruw99 महीने पहले
If we would have pre planned and managed our country well, our country would have been in better shape
Y T महीने पहले
Hope India can survive this pandemic
Y T महीने पहले
What a smart prime minister
Lal Sagar Dilip Kumar
Lal Sagar Dilip Kumar महीने पहले
@Pajeet Shekelberg Sarcasm
Pajeet Shekelberg
Pajeet Shekelberg महीने पहले
Maxwell Leiha
Maxwell Leiha महीने पहले
The golden bird lost it wings, then it's legs, now suffocate to breathe. Wow! This beautiful country of ours has fallen to the hands of power, greed and corruption. This government will have to answer for this. This failed leaders proves us that hard work isn't enough to become a successful person. Education, knowledge and humanity are the other three pillars.
Ashin Wirathu
Ashin Wirathu महीने पहले
@UCKHYfsIB-Cnc5zeqLxv2Zjg The point is your so called Education doesnt matters! And are you sure Mortality rate is 89?
Maxwell Leiha
Maxwell Leiha महीने पहले
@Pajeet Shekelberg Yup, the British and the Dutch named it.Then they ripped off it's wings, stole all the golds and gems. Then the remaining small pieces are scavenged by the inhabitant. Where do you think all the gems in the crown of England come from, that tiara on the crown of England "IT WAS STOLEN FROM INDIA."
Pajeet Shekelberg
Pajeet Shekelberg महीने पहले
Lol Golden bird was a term given by British and dutch and they came to India after mughals
Ashin Wirathu
Ashin Wirathu महीने पहले
Ever wondered what is the education of our health minister?
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