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Flying blind into Covid-19

Reports this week suggest that the government has sidestepped the criteria for lifting the lockdown of the Indian Council of Medical Research

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Coronavirus | migrant workers | Lockdown

Rahul Jacob 

Rahul Jacob

The mingled significance and unreality of the decisions… all the elements of ancient tragedy were there John Maynard Keynes, 1919 One of the abiding characteristics of the Modi Management Matrix Model is a tendency to make decisions suddenly, even seemingly impulsively and often without consulting experts in the government and outside. This is then compounded by casting a veil over how decisions were made and issuing completely random “supporting” data.

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First Published: Fri, May 15 2020. 23:39 IST
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