Episode 94: Setting The Clock Back

Hello and welcome to The Moving Curve. 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 — how do we reconcile lives saved through the lockdown with those lost because of it?

My April article for Mint on the March disruptions in health services is here.

My August article for IndiaSpend on three months of data on disrupted health services is here.

My June interview with Dr Kalantri is here.

People like Dr Kalantri could see it coming, and it happened anyway. We should be listening to people like him and Keshav Desiraju at least now, but unfortunately I haven’t seen any sign of that happening yet.

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

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I am a data journalist based in Chennai, India.

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