April 22, 2020Infect Everyone: How Herd Immunity Could Work for Poor Countries.
Bloomberg– April 22, 2020. A team of researchers at Princeton University and the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, a public health advocacy group based in New Delhi and Washington, has identified India as a place where this strategy could be successful because its disproportionately young population would face less risk of hospitalization and death.Read moreRead more Read More
April 21, 2020Why pooled PCR tests are our best bet | India Today Insight.
India Today– April 21, 2020. “Pooled testing and rapid testing are a quick way to detect prevalence of COVID in an area,” says Dr Jain. A study by Texas A&M University, the Washington-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and Princeton last month stated the same.Read moreRead more Read More
April 21, 2020A hard lockdown may reduce India’s coronavirus cases by 40%—only if social distancing continues.
Quartz India– April 21, 2020. Peak total coronavirus infections in India could be reduced by nearly 40% with hard lockdowns and continued social distancing measures, projects a research article, published on April 20, by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), a public health research organisation based in New Delhi and Washington DC.Read moreRead more Read More
April 20, 2020India under lockdown: What costs and benefits?
France 24– April 20, 2020. François Picard speaks with Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and health journalist Vidya Krishnan, author of the upcoming book “Phantom Plague: The Untold Story of How Tuberculosis Shaped our History”.Read moreRead more Read More
April 17, 2020India Braces for the Coronavirus.
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April 16, 2020ICMR wants two COVID-19 testing labs in each city.
Bangalore Mirror– April 16, 2020. Researchers at Texas A&M University, Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), and Princeton University have assessed the feasibility of pooled RT PCR testing to vastly increase testing for covid-19.Read moreRead more Read More
April 15, 2020India to stay locked down till May 3.
Hindustan Times– April 15, 2020. Ramanan Laxminarayan, director at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, and a senior research scholar at Princeton University, said that the government had clearly prioritised health. “This additional lockdown will push the epidemic curve out quite far. Our options in terms of treatment options may be quite different then. Our […]Read moreRead more Read More
April 14, 2020Controlling COVID-19: To slay the Coronavirus-Goliath.
Financial Express– April 14, 2020. CDDEP-Princeton-Johns Hopkins researchers estimate a mammoth hospitalisation problem from COVID-19 in India. Pushing out the peak,i.e. delaying its occurrence through lockdowns, seems the only workable strategy till a vaccine or cure appears.Read moreRead more Read More
April 14, 2020COVID-19 hospitalisation demand in India could reach 18 lakh: CDDEP.
Financial Express– April 14, 2020. Against the availability of just over 7 lakh beds at government hospital facilities in India, the peak COVID-19 hospitalisation demand in the country could be as high as 18.7 lakh in a hard/moderate lockdown scenario, researchers associated with the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP), Johns Hopkins University […]Read moreRead more Read More