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Our flagship daily news show, where hosts Shashank Bhargava and Arun George talk to in-house experts about what is going on and why you need to care about it

Episode 1068 September 30, 2020

What 3 experts find most frustrating about India’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic

It has now been 8 months since the first case of the novel coronavirus was first detected in India. Since then, the pandemic has raged on and the country is now reporting close to seventy to eighty thousand cases everyday. India is also facing a number of problems including the lack of hospital beds and proper health officials, the rising cost of treatment and how much we are testing for the virus. There is a lot to worry about and one can’t help find the situation frustrating. In this episode, we ask three COVID-19 experts about what they find most frustrating about India’s handling of the pandemic. The experts are as follows:

Dr Gagandeep Kang, one of India’s leading clinical scientists and who helped develop India’s first indigenous vaccine against the Rotavirus.

Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, one of India’s top epidemiologists and the chairman of the scientific advisory committee of the National Institute of Epidemiology.

Dr. Giridhar R Babu, a leading epidemiologist and the Head of Lifecourse Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India.

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What 3 experts find most frustrating about India’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemicIt has now been 8 months since the first case of the novel coronavirus was first detected in India. Since then, the pandemic has raged on and the country is now reporting close to seventy to eighty thousand cases everyday. India is also facing a number of problems including the lack of hospital beds and proper health officials, the rising cost of treatment and how much we are testing for the virus. There is a lot to worry about and one can’t help find the situation frustrating. In this episode, we ask three COVID-19 experts about what they find most frustrating about India's handling of the pandemic. The experts are as follows: Dr Gagandeep Kang, one of India's leading clinical scientists and who helped develop India's first indigenous vaccine against the Rotavirus. Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, one of India's top epidemiologists and the chairman of the scientific advisory committee of the National Institute of Epidemiology. Dr. Giridhar R Babu, a leading epidemiologist and the Head of Lifecourse Epidemiology at the Public Health Foundation of India.
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