The Moving Curve: Episode 44

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 asking this question — where does covid fit into India’s disease landscape?

My article for Mint on this: https://www.livemint.com/news/india/how-covid-19-compares-against-other-killer-diseases-in-india-11588675423214.html

The 2019 National Health Profile is here: http://www.cbhidghs.nic.in/showfile.php?lid=1147

Some research on the ‘real’ or infection fatality rate:

Data source for TB: https://tbcindia.gov.in/index1.php?lang=1&level=2&sublinkid=5358&lid=3450

The Global Burden of Disease initiative is here: http://www.healthdata.org/gbd

These numbers neither diminish nor magnify the seriousness of the novel coronavirus epidemic. To me, they help form a slot in which to place the disease for now, a slot whose changes it will be interesting to track as time passes and it becomes endemic.

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

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