Episode 78: Taking Stock

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Every night on this mini-cast. I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — where do we stand now?

The episode on mortality is here.

My interview with Krishna Prasad is here.

I know this looks like a pretty thin silver lining, but the truth is that everything is so dynamic, that declaring victory on anything is dangerous right now. Kerala, for instance, just had its biggest daily spike, two months after it was down to no new cases. So my worries and my hopes come from bad and good processes and not outcomes. There are so many factors that will affect the numbers right now, but the way out lies in doing the right thing, the right way, and just being honest about it.

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

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