Opinion: Coronavirus and the rising value of relying upon common sense

By: Kaushik Basu,  Live Mint
Mon, 08/10/2020

"As the covid-19 pandemic rages on, our understanding of it is improving," writes Kaushik Basu, professor of Economics, in this opinion article in LiveMint. "Through a combination of epidemiology and physics—including knowledge of the virus’s character and how aerosols float in the air—we are learning more about how the microbe infects new hosts."

"This understanding is fuelling hopes that we will soon be able to counter the pandemic more effectively. But it has also led to some contentious exchanges regarding the social sciences and the interaction between social norms and the law."

Read the story in LiveMint.

Professor Kaushik Basu lecturing