Ep. 132: Managing the COVID-19 Epidemic in India
Close to 200,000 people across 160 countries have been affected by COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019, and this has happened in just about three months. As of March 18, 2020, India has confirmed 148 cases of COVID-19 and three people have died so far.
Vidya Krishnan joins Episode 132 of The Pragati Podcast to talk about the pandemic and how India has been responding to COVID-19 so far. This episode was recorded on March 17, 2020.
The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
Vidya Krishnan is a health journalist based in Goa. Her first book, on the rise of antibiotic resistance and the threat to global health security, is slated to be published in 2020. Vidya has been reporting on COVID-19 for The Caravan, and you can find all her published articles here.
Mar 13: Public-health experts raise concerns about India’s restricted testing for COVID-19 (https://caravanmagazine.in/health/public-health-experts-raise-concerns-about-india-restricted-testing-covid-19)
Mar 14: WHO categorises India as having local transmission of Coronavirus, but government downplays it(https://caravanmagazine.in/health/who-declares-local-transmission-of-coronavirus-in-india)
Mar 16: Lack of testing kits, understaffed hospitals: COVID exposes India’s crumbling healthcare system (https://caravanmagazine.in/health/lack-testing-kits-understaffed-hospitals-covid-exposes-india-crumbling-healthcare-system)
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