Talk:2020 coronavirus lockdown in India

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Change of name?Edit

I was thinking that the appropriate name for this article would be "2020 coronavirus pandemic lockdown in India". Any thoughts on this? --Netha (talk) 14:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

"Coronavirus lockdown" is good enough. See, e.g. [1]. But, grammatically, "2020 coronavirus lockdown in India" would be better than the present title. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 17:15, 29 March 2020 (UTC)
2020 coronavirus lockdown in India fits better. I support changing it. Shanze1 (talk) 04:39, 30 March 2020 (UTC)

CDDEP, Johns Hopkins and PrincetonEdit

I was thinking of fixing the CDDEP report content that was added this morning, but before I got to it, a certain number of "FAKE ALERT" reverts had occurred.

The problem is media's misunderstanding of how Universities work. Universities do not publish research or authenticate them. Rather, their researchers are expected to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. Before the publication, it is common for them to issue them as University-branded technical reports. These reports do not however mean that the University has certified the research results.

CDDEP is on the other hand a research lab/thinktank. So its reports are institutional. However, that doesn't mean much in this case since CDDEP is just an upstart lab. There is not much weight to be associated with it.

So the report is certainly not "fake". But it is unpublished research. The lead researcher is listed as Eili Klein from Johns Hopkins. Princeton's involvement is in terms of Ramanan Laxminarayan, who appears to have a part-time appointment there. -- Kautilya3 (talk) 17:08, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

The story regarding the JHU logo:

Speaking to The Federal, Ramanan Laxminaryan from CDDEP said, “There is some tweet storm going around on the Hopkins logo on our estimates. I am appointed at Hopkins as is half the modelling team. But since we didn’t put our names on the slides, it is against Hopkins policy since it then appears as if it’s the university’s official position. This will be fixed tomorrow and their logo will be on.”[1]

-- Kautilya3 (talk) 22:58, 29 March 2020 (UTC)


  1. ^ Suresh Dharur, Venkataraghavan Srinivasan, The bad, the worse and the worst: Where India is headed on COVID graph, The Federal, 29 March 2020.
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