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With 2 weeks to prepare, how to tackle coronavirus outbreak the Indian way

Whether we like it or not, coronavirus is knocking on the door-and we have two weeks to prepare

Sonalde Desai 

Sonalde Desai

It is clear coronavirus is not containable, and closing the borders only buys India some time. We must use this time to prepare to manage the virus so that the damage to India’s physical and economic health is minimised. American example provides interesting insights into how fast the virus can spread.

As of February 15, there were only 15 diagnosed cases of coronavirus in the United States, almost all with known international travel history. On March 1, this number had increased to 76 and to 1,762 by March 13. If the US experience of community transmission is transported to India, ...

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First Published: Sat, March 14 2020. 22:31 IST
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