Prompt action, demography and hardened immunity may explain our surprise performance
India is in denial about the covid crisis", “India staring at coronavirus disaster", “The callousness of India’s covid-19 response"—these were the typical headlines in the Western press just a few months ago. Alleged epidemiological experts were confidently predicting millions of deaths by August 2020. Yet, today the headlines are “India: Has the covid pandemic started to burn itself out?" and “The mystery of India’s plummeting covid-19 cases." There is global wonderment at how India has managed to dramatically lower the spread of infection and case fatality rates.