Nitin Pai’s livemint column was quoted by Thomas Friedman in his New York Times column. The article “Our New Historical Divide: B.C. and A.C. — the World Before Corona and the World After” was published on 17 March 2020.
As Nitin Pai, director of the Takshashila Institution, an independent research center in Bangalore, India, wrote on livemint.com on Sunday: “Advances in computer technology and synthetic biology have revolutionized both detection and diagnosis of pathogens, as well as the processes of design and development of vaccines, subjecting them to Moore’s Law-type cycles. Recent epidemics, starting with SARS, and including H1N1, Ebola, Zika and now Covid-19, will drive more talent and brainpower to the biological and epidemiological sciences.”