Episode 103: The Next Wave(s)

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Two nights a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — where does the virus go from here?

Dr Manoj Murhekar is the director of the National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai.

The ICMR’s first sero-survey is here.

Their second sero-survey’s key findings are here.

The Mumbai sero-survey’s first round is here.

The second round is here.

As Dr Murhekar says, however, he does not expect these next surges or waves — we’re not yet sure what they will look like — to be quite as intense as the first one, unless circumstances around the way people interact change quite a bit.

I thank Dr Murhekar for joining me. Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. One the next episode — a new question.