Testing has not been as effective as it could have been in controlling the global pandemic because it has been too inaccessible, too slow to give results, and too expensive. If tests had been universally accessible, quick and cheap, the pandemic could have been controlled more quickly, and disruption to society could have been minimized. … More A Simple Strategy for Cheap, Quick and Relevant Tests to Combat Covid-19
My academic institution, like many others in the world, forecasts a severe financial crisis as a result of the response to COVID-19. It has, as a result, preemptively announced job furloughs and other severe measures, including pay cuts to faculty and staff. Many members of the community have, however, perceived the institution as having become … More The Crisis in the Universities: Is there an Alternative? The New School and Beyond.
Text of my responses sent on April 10th (in English) to questions by Telugu Newspaper Eenadu reporter Narasimha Reddy, leading to an interview published on April 16th. Much has changed already in the fast moving world of the Covid-19 crisis, but I put up these questions and responses in case of interest to readers in … More The Covid-19 crisis in India, the US, and the World (English Text of Interview with Telugu newspaper Eenadu)