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  About the Mumbai COVID-19 Data     The  Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started releasing a detailed daily PDF filled with information on a variety of indicators such as mortality, containment zones, bed capacity, vaccinations, etc. from June 2020. As can be ...
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With 15 million new cases confirmed since March, India is grappling with a second wave of COVID-19. While several vaccines in development have shown remarkable efficacy against the disease, scaling production and distribution will take time. As a result it may be 2-3 years before everyone in need is...
Highlights of recent additions in the public domain   Important healthcare data like locations of health facilities should be geotagged and publicly accessible. This encourages reuse of data for innovation, i.e. research, developing new services and tools, or improving evidence-based policies...
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  • 01 September, 2021
    A Shortage of Private Sector COVID Beds in Mumbai?
    Introduction Successfully treating severe cases of COVID-19 - whether by oxygenation, the administration of steroids, or the use of ventilators - often requires a patient to be hospitalised. Since the number of beds present in a healthcare system constrains the number of patients hospitals can trea...
  • 13 August, 2021
    Vaccine Uptake, Equity and Implications
    Introduction   The COVID-19 vaccination drive in India started on 16 Jan 2021 in a phased manner with healthcare workers and frontline workers. The vaccination policy has evolved since then, from regulating the number of doses available to private hospitals and prioritising different age grou...
  • 23 July, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 17: Peter Railton on Moral Intuitions
    How do we come upon our morality? How much of our moral judgement is intuitive and how much is learned? Moral philosopher Peter Railton joins Vasant Dhar in episode 17 of Brave New World to talk about his thinking in this area — and also how the fields of ethics and AI are colliding.&nbs...
  • 20 July, 2021
    Facial Recognition Technologies in policing — A balancing act?
    The executive arm of the European Union has proposed a bill limiting police use of facial recognition in public in real time and other high-risk uses of Artificial Intelligence (AI). There is a sound logic to this move: globally, there isn’t enough proof about the technical accuracy of f...
  • 19 July, 2021
    How well did bed capacity respond to patient needs in Mumbai?
    Introduction   The rampant spread of the COVID-19 virus has stretched the Indian healthcare system beyond its capacity. Patients and healthcare providers scramble for beds in hospitals and at makeshift facilities each time there is a new surge in cases. The ability to predict and evaluate h...
  • 11 July, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 16 Samuel Moyn on Humane War
    Is a humane war a contradiction in terms? Can rules be made and followed that limit the damage that wars do, or will that make conflict perpetual? Is it necessary and moral for the USA to continue to be the policeman of the world? Samuel Moyn joins Vasant Dhar in episode 16 of Brave New World to tac...
  • 28 June, 2021
    Brave New World Podcast: Episode 15 Nandan Nilekani on an Egalitarian Internet
    The internet began with an Age of Innocence, which gave way to the Age of Commerce, driven by the advertising model. Nandan Nilekani joins Vasant Dhar in episode 15 of Brave New World to describe how we have now entered the Age of Geopolitics, in which nation states are jostling for power with big t...
  • 24 June, 2021
    COVID-19 Impact Variations by Age and Gender
    Introduction:    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started releasing a detailed daily PDF containing information on a variety of indicators such as mortality, containment zones, bed capacity, vaccinations, etc. from June 2020. Such data is useful not only for formulating...
  • 21 June, 2021
    COVID-19 Containment Strategies in Mumbai
    Introduction   The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started releasing a detailed daily PDF containing information on a variety of indicators such as mortality, containment zones, bed capacity, vaccinations, etc. from June 2020. Such data is extremely useful not only for formulating sh...
  • 17 June, 2021
    Smartphone usage and privacy challenges
    Data privacy conversations are incomplete without acknowledging how leading mobile operating systems have been gaining access to granular data on smartphone users, write Meenaz Munshi, Anushka Bhansali and Hemant Adrakar.   Excerpts from the blog:   "Even a basic minimal...
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