Tanya Lewis: Hi, and welcome to COVID, Quickly, a Scientific American podcast series! Today we’re discussing whether human behavior or virus variants led to India’s COVID catastrophe. Lewis: The COVID situation in India right now is just devastating, with bodies piling up and shortages of critical supplies like oxygen. Fischman: The first thing I can say is that people want to blame new virus variants as one of those culprits, but they’re wrong. Fischman: Come back in two weeks for the next episode of COVID, Quickly!