Episode 88: For Sero-Surveys To Get Useful, They’ll Need To Get Better

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. I’m Rukmini, a data journalist based in Chennai. Twice a week on this mini-cast, I consider one question around the novel coronavirus epidemic in India. Tonight I’m considering this one — we’re going to be seeing a lot more sero-surveys. So how should we think about them?

The Mumbai sero-survey is here.

Dr Giridhar Babu tweets here.

The JAMA paper on the effects on the heart in recovered patients is here.

I hope we’re going to get better sero-surveys soon. One way to get better would be to learn from the past and from other diseases. More on that in the next episode.

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

I am a data journalist based in Chennai, India.

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