How can India contain the second wave? | The Hindu Parley podcast

Positive messaging, containment measures and a good vaccination strategy are crucial.

Updated - May 11, 2021 04:34 pm IST

Published - April 15, 2021 09:36 pm IST

After daily new COVID-19 cases peaked on September 16, 2020, during the first wave, new cases and deaths in India began to increase from the third week of February 2021, marking the beginning of the second wave. The rise in daily cases and deaths has been steep since April 1. On April 14, India reported nearly 2 lakh cases. The seven-day average test positivity rate has also been climbing.

Here we discuss what will it take to contain the second wave?

Guests: Giridhara Babu , an epidemiologist at the Public Health Foundation of India and a member of the Karnataka COVID-19 Technical Advisory Committee; Gautam Menon , a Professor of Physics and Biology at Ashoka University.

Host:R. Prasad

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