Episode 115: The Variant Story

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 — what do we know about variants?

The GISAID database of genomic sequencing globally is here.

Here’s a good page from the US CDC explaining variants in general.

INSACOG’s webpage is here.

My article on the vaccine effect in India is here.

Banjot Kaur’s article is here.

Unless we try and stay one step ahead of the virus, we’re always going to be playing catch up. And unfortunately, I think that’s exactly what’s happening with genome sequencing in India.

Thank you for listening. This episode was edited by Anand Krishnamoorthi. One the next episode — a new question.