Many people who live in Kansas City, Missouri, and are from India are worried about their families overseas because of a recent COVID-19 surge in the country.

While India is thousands of miles away, doctors said the surge impacts the entire world.

"Certainly I think we're all globally so tied together," said Dr. Sarah Boyd, infectious disease physician at Saint Luke's Health System. "Just the travel the business connections, the spread of variants — that certainly can impact us, whatever country you're in."

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