The Moving Curve: Episode 58

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: how big should a bubble be?

Here are the civil aviation ministry’s new guidelines to air passengers: https://www.civilaviation.gov.in/sites/default/files/Guidelines_for_Air_Passengers_21May.pdf

Here’s minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYTh1LUEz0

Here’s a new piece about New Zealand’s bubbles: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/new-zealand-quarantine-bubble-concept-america.html

Let’s let science govern how we create our bubbles, or they’ll become like all other bubbles — created of biases and self-selection, shutting out all that we don’t want to see, and at risk of bursting.

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

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