COVID-19 and Containment: A Dual Burden for India
Keywords:Covid 19, India, Mitigation, Containment, Lockdown, Poverty, Economy, Public Health
Could ongoing COVID-19 ‘lockdowns’ in India risk more harm than the pandemic itself given a population already facing major poverty and health challenges?
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