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India's young fight the covid second wave with apps and oxygen

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- 'Oxygen man' -With two-thirds of its 1.3-billion people under the age of 35, India is an overwhelmingly young country, but its youth have never been called on to shoulder such huge responsibilities.As India's pandemic has grown ever more dystopian -- with crematoriums running out of space and patients, including a former ambassador, dying in hospital parking lots -- many have volunteered in droves.In the slums of Mumbai, Shanawaz Shaikh has provided free oxygen to thousands of people.Known popularly as the "oxygen man", the 32-year-old sold his cherished SUV last June to fund the initiative after his friend's pregnant cousin died in a rickshaw while trying to get admitted to a hospital."She died because she couldn't get oxygen in time,".

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