Episode 97: The Long-awaited National Sero-survey

Rukmini S
1 min readSep 28, 2020


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 did the ICMR’s sero-survey really tell us?

The ICMR’s published sero-survey paper is here.

My earlier interview with Dr Manoj Murhekar on the 2019 dengue sero-survey is here.

The Telegraph story about containment zones being left out is here.

A reasonable period of time, and better transparency about the data used and that not used, that’s my hope for the second survey. I thank Dr Murhekar for his time.

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