April 05, 2021

Interpreting Kerala’s COVID-19 Numbers

Through a series of data visualisations, the authors, Sneha P and Ashwin Varghese, attempt to describe Kerala's COVID-19 trajectory, the state’s policy response and how to assess its pandemic performance. Using demographic, economic, social (particularly public health) data, the authors provide context on the vulnerability of the state to outbreaks, show how to use comparative indicators, and account for district-level variation and reporting errors. Finally, the authors examine what has changed in the consequent waves of the pandemic and discuss the enduring strengths of the “Kerala model.”


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