Articles by Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Who Decides Policy To Fight Coronavirus? The Conflict And A Debatable Law

While states were kept in the dark, the Centre drew on its legal powers to monopolise decision-making on key aspects like testing strategy, kits and emergency supplies

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India's Coronavirus Data Is Infected With Flaws. Numerophobia?

There’s no uniformity in the approach to data collection and more importantly, disease is a stigma that Indians love to hide from their neighbours

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Can Asymptomatics Infect? Are They The Silent Carriers?

Chinese scientists said in February that the viral load detected in an asymptomatic patient was similar to that in symptomatic patients

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Does India Have A Milder Epidemic? Not Really

What explains India’s low uptake initially? India’s population structure probably. Other countries have a larger representation of the elderly than we have

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'We Have To Count Up To 60 Crore, That’s When It Will Stop'

In an interview with Outlook, Jayaprakash Muliyil, leading epidemiologist and former principal of Vellore Christian Medical College, explains his theoretical preference for ‘herd immunity’.

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Did The Lockdown Work? What Did It Do? What Would Have Happened Without It?

Questions on governance remain even as scientists estimate that the lockdown averted as many as 32,000 fatalities till May 15

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The New Hotspots

The latest mapping of India’s 38 most affected zones presents one side of the picture: the top rankers where cases are exploding now. It does not include states like Kerala and Manipur that have seen a surge post-opening up. Nor does it denote what may become the future hotspots, with transmission in dense urban/periurban zones in, say, Bihar and Bengal.

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Covid Sit-Rep: The Worst Is Yet to Come, But What Will 'The Worst' Look Like?

Big cities like Delhi are beginning to choke, with their available ICU bed-to-patient ratio looking alarming

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Our Live-in Virus: What Does the Real Covid Map Look Like?

Corona has settled over this landmass like a moving cryptic crossword. Can we really read its clues?

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