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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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Books by Namit Arora

  • “Namit Arora does for Silicon Valley what Tom Wolfe did for Wall Street in The Bonfire of the Vanities: with keen eye and sharp wit, he captures the culture and mores of the place. But Arora is funnier. And sweeter.” —S. Abbas Raza, Editor, 3QD.

  • The Lottery of Birth reveals Namit Arora to be one of our finest critics. In a raucous public sphere marked by blame and recrimination, these essays announce a bracing sensibility, as compassionate as it is curious, intelligent and nuanced.” —Pankaj Mishra

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