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India’s fight against the reappearance of the coronavirus is a test necessitating strengthened data and better science. Discuss.

Topic: Science and Technology- developments and their applications and effects in everyday life.

5. India’s fight against the reappearance of the coronavirus is a test necessitating strengthened data and better science. Discuss. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article talks about the missing science pillar in the COVID response.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain how India’s fight against the reappearance of the coronavirus is a test necessitating strengthened data and better science.

Directive:

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of COVID-19 resurgence.

Body:

The answer body must have the following aspects covered:

Present the reasons of why coronavirus cases are rising; talks about mutations, increased testing cases, multiple super spreader events happening in schools, colleges, offices, public transport.

Discuss the role that improved science and technology can play in facing the Covid situation.

 Conclusion:

India needs to increase the quantity, quality and public availability of actual data to guide decision-making.