The Moving Curve: Episode 28

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 question: how do we balance legitimate concerns about other diseases in the face of an epidemic?

Mint’s Data Editor Pramit Bhattacharya sent me these lines today from a letter written by Soham D Bhaduri, a Mumbai-based doctor and editor of the medical journal ‘The Indian Practitioner’, to the editor of The India Forum. I’ve linked to his whole letter:

Some recent writing by Dr Madhukar Pai, Director of Global Health at McGill University in Montreal, and Director of the McGill International Tuberculosis Centre:

Abantika Ghosh from the Indian Express writes about the fall in TB case notifications:

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

I am a data journalist based in Chennai, India.