India’s COVID-19 Data and the Public Interest
Gautam I. Menon
July 5, 2021
In the latest issue of India in Transition's Special COVID-19 Series (Part 2), Gautam I. Menon, Professor, Ashoka University, Sonepat, and the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, discusses India's need for greater accessibility of government data on COVID-19, arguing that its absence hampers projections of what might unfold in the future.
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