Opinion | The surveillance India actually needs to quell the virus4 min read 27 May 2020, 08:43 PM IST
Scientists need much more detailed data to fully understand covid’s impact as our lockdown nears its end
As we exit the fourth phase of the national lockdown, it is time to do some reconnaissance: what worked, what didn’t and what is now needed. This exercise entails using data, of which there seems to be an abundance. Technology and consulting companies have raced to produce epidemiological models, contact tracing apps and mobility dashboards. Few have helped thwart the exponential rise of coronavirus infections. This is because the information we need is simply not available.