Daily Archives: 14/03/2020

THE FIRST COVID 19 DEATH IN INDIA

Here’s what happened with the fatality announced yesterday. @db_is_db pieced together the story from different news reports. Mohammed Hussain Siddiqui is a 76-year-old Maulana from Kalburgi, Karnataka. He had returned from Mecca on Feb 29th, landed at Bengaluru airport and proceeded to Kalburgi, 500 km away. He had had a history of hypertension and asthma. […]

Covid 19 Italy

I am writing to you from Bergamo, Italy, at the heart of the coronavirus crisis. The news media in the US has not captured the severity of what is happening here. I am writing this post because each of you, today, not the government, not the school district, not the mayor, each individual citizen has […]

Why 1918 matters in India’s corona war

8 min read . Updated: 13 Mar 2020, 01:11 PM IST Ajai Sreevatsan Over a century ago, Spanish flu all but destroyed the Indian economy. What can we learn from those experiences? 1918 experience matters because it was the last major pandemic that spread rapidly within India, showing what happens when an unprepared country comes […]