The Centre has failed in stopping the spread of COVID-19. It has left the future of our enormous populace to fate. Many are dying owing to the dearth of beds in the hospitals. On the other hand, in some backward areas of Bihar and Jharkhand, people have resorted to worshipping “Goddess Corona”, say reports, depicting how hopelessness has turned into misinformation and superstition. Senior journalist Urmilesh focuses on these issues.