What history tells us India will do next about COVID-19

There are as many plagues as wars in history; yet plagues and wars take people equally by surprise,” Albert Camus wrote in The Plague, a 1947 existential novel about the disease sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.

Yet there are no surprises in the fallout of plague and war alike—both unfailingly leave a trail of destruction, both human and economic. That said, it is the response to the situation, often by the state, that ultimately casts a long shadow, ever to be etched in public memory. 

India's response to the novel coronavirus contagion has so far been a mixed …


T Surendar

Surendar helps lead the newsroom at The Morning Context as executive editor. Over the years, Surendar has worked in industries from pharmaceuticals to diamonds, as well as a stint as an equity analyst. In his long career as a business journalist, he has led teams at The Times of India, India Today and Fortune India. He was part of the founding team at Forbes India and interned at and published in The Times, London.

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