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India’s Covid data like counting potholes under streetlights. There are far more in the dark

There are two ways to deal with the uncertainties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. The first is to take them as they come, and as I wrote in an earlier column, deal with the daily developments with a Stoic mind....

Modi govt mustn’t hesitate to make Covid vaccine free for Indians. It only costs Rs 80,000 cr

Adar Poonawalla’s recent tweet prompted some discussion on India’s vaccination strategy. The CEO of the Serum Institute of India, one of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturers, asked if “the government of India will have 80,000 crore available, over the next one year” to pay for the...
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All Things Policy: How to do More COVID-19 Testing

India has no shortage of diagnostic labs but it isn’t testing enough people for COVID-19. To understand why, Takshashila’s Pranay Kotasthane talks to NIPFP researchers Harleen Kaur and Siddhartha Srivastava and molecular biologist Ameya Paleja about the complex regulatory and...

All Things Policy: COVID-19: A Testing Strategy for India

As COVID-19 continues to spread in India, it’s becoming clear that governments at all levels, not just the Union, need to get involved in fighting it. Dr. Shambhavi Naik joins Anirudh Kanisetti to discuss how India can make the most...

All Things Policy: Treating COVID-19

While much attention is paid to developing a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2, what are the treatments being tested or developed? Shambhavi Naik and Sunila Dixit join Aditya Ramanathan to look at the potential treatments and some promising new research. Also check...