Bhramar Mukherjee

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India's Coronavirus Puzzle: Why Case Numbers Are Plummeting

Bhramar Mukherjee quoted in the Washington Post

Epidemiologists in India say that there is only one likely explanation for the decrease in new cases: The virus is finding it harder to spread because a significant proportion of the population, at least in cities, already has been infected. The decline is not related to a lack of opportunities for transmission. Read more

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Crowded Villages Show Why Virus Cases Are Surging in Rural India

Bhramar Mukherjee featured in Bloomberg

As India passes the grim milestone of two million virus cases and new hotspots emerge in villages, experts are worried infections will now rise exponentially in the world’s second-most populous country, overwhelming its under-prepared hinterland. Read more

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IN THE NEWS: Sprawling Countries Find Coronavirus Hard to Contain

Bhramar Mukherjee quoted in the Wall Street Journal

Most-populous nations including the US, Brazil, and India face challenges such as multiple outbreaks and the need for millions of tests, with only China making major strides to dial back the pandemic. Bhramar Mukherjee explains the unique factors that India is facing during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

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India's Coronavirus Cases Increase as National Government Relaxes Rules

Q&A with Bhramar Mukherjee

Despite India's drastic nine-week shutdown and amid relaxing restrictions, the country now has the fourth-largest number of coronavirus cases in the world. Professor and chair of Biostatistics Bhramar Mukherjee offers an update on the trend and how a group of researchers are developing models to visualize the data. Read more