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Episode 1336 April 14, 2021

An expert on India’s second Covid wave, and why lockdown is a lazy policy option

India is grappling with a massive second wave of COVID-19 infections. Due to this rise, it has become the country with the second-highest number of cases globally. In this episode, we speak to noted epidemiologist Dr Giridhar Babu about the reasons behind this surge, whether a lockdown would be an effective strategy against it, the role of vaccinations during this time, how this wave is different from the first, and the lessons we fail to learn.

Dr Babu is the Head of Life Course, Epidemiology at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and is also a member of the Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee.


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An expert on India’s second Covid wave, and why lockdown is a lazy policy optionIndia is grappling with a massive second wave of COVID-19 infections. Due to this rise, it has become the country with the second-highest number of cases globally. In this episode, we speak to noted epidemiologist Dr Giridhar Babu about the reasons behind this surge, whether a lockdown would be an effective strategy against it, the role of vaccinations during this time, how this wave is different from the first, and the lessons we fail to learn. Dr Babu is the Head of Life Course, Epidemiology at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and is also a member of the Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.
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