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April 27, 2020


Well written Namit ! My friend Sulagna who is a Scientist at the National Institute of Cholera and Infectious Diseases works in close collaboration with the adjacent Covid treatment center in Calcutta. She seems to think that the cases are rising very slowly and surprisingly the virulence is nowhere close to what we are seeing here in the UK or in the US. It is quite interesting actually! I think the early lockdown in India has helped and possibly the viral load is not that high even in infected individuals. Also, we have a long history of battling infectious diseases so genetically we might have a better immunity compared to the West. Last but not least the searing heat of Indian summer is definitely helping.
Still, to be on the safe side I hope our Government plans for the ease of lockdown in phases and not all at once.

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