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Let’s clear the air on Covid-19

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18.05.2020

I have been as concerned about the Covid-19 pandemic as anyone else for obvious reasons. However, I find that many of my countrymen seem to be somewhat overwhelmed by the happenings that are narrated day in and day out by the media. There is a preponderance of news – perhaps unintended – that is likely to generate fear and even depression.

I have been delivering webinars – to large audiences – almost on a daily basis where I have attempted to demystify facets of the virus. At the end of each webinar, I receive overwhelming feedback from my audiences indicating that a load has been lifted off their minds. I am also somewhat baffled at the various kinds of unfounded fears that people harbour. I thought it worth my while to try and clear up the air around the virus.

Reassuring statistics

It should be clear that for a variety of reasons, India has been not as badly affected as most other nations. Some simple facts are in order to explain this context. The virus has essentially been present in India from around the first week of March and so it has been present here for about 70 days.

There is a good reason for India to be optimistic in the fight against Covid-19. Let us stay that way. (Photo: Reuters)

What is being reported is the rise in the number of infections on a daily basis. Most people are missing the point that for the past few........

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