May, 2020

Covid Crisis: How Dodgy Data Plagued Government Moves




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Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava, Ankur Paliwal, Shreya Shrivastava

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Hridayesh Joshi, Amrit Raj

Modi government first ignored its experts' recommendations on how to lift the country-wide lockdown. It then based its response on unreliable data, show its own records. This led to surge in Covid-19 cases


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May 14, 2020

Cases Surged In Lockdown As Govt Ignored Experts

In the first week of April 2020, the government’s top scientists laid out conditions for lifting the Covid-19 lockdown. The government ignored that advice and evolved its own criteria, still unclear to states. The result is a surge in cases and ever-changing criteria


May 15, 2020

Flawed Covid-19 Database Used To Ease Lockdown

The Centre’s ‘single source of truth’ in easing lockdowns is a database of Covid-19 cases ridden with unverified data, duplicate names and other flaws. States, some protesting at the confusion, use another database and only in five states do the two databases tally
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