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  • Writer's pictureVirander S Chauhan

India’s long TB battle has 3 key lessons for fighting the coronavirus

Updated: May 3, 2021

Tuberculosis keeps coming up in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. India’s tuberculosis burden has taught us a thing or two about infection control.

As the world scrambles to find a definitive solution to the coronavirus pandemic, many experts think that adapting existing solutions – both systemic and scientific – to fight Covid-19 could help us find quicker ways to address the crisis.

And our fight against tuberculosis is what we need to turn to. There are many lessons India can take from its centuries-long fight to eliminate TB, which continues to kill thousands of people worldwide every year.


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