I am a medical doctor completing specialty training as a public health physician. I have numerous peer-reviewed publications predominantly in the fields of epidemiology and health policy. I currently work as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at UCL, where my research focuses on health economics. I continue to work on the on-call rota for Public Health England providing infectious disease case and outbreak response. I also hold a non-resident fellowship at the Center for Global Development. I have a medical degree and master's in public health from King's College London. I am a Member of the UK Faculty of Public Health (MFPH) at the Royal College of Physicians.
India finds itself in the throes of a humanitarian disaster. Until March 2021, case numbers were low in…