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Five points about the second wave

What do we know about India's devastating second wave, and can we assign responsibility for it?

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Mihir S Sharma 



Mihir S Sharma

What do we know about India’s devastating second wave, and can we assign responsibility for it? In the chaos of a pandemic, these may not be easy questions to answer. But there is no reason to suppose that they will be necessarily easier to answer once this particular wave recedes. Given India’s paucity of data and the tendency to allow media- and state-set narratives to condense into unquestionable truth, it is important to make a start at analysis while we are still enduring it.

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First Published: Fri, May 07 2021. 22:42 IST

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