Anju and I are COVID +ve. Today is our fourth day. There is fever, tiredness, cold, sore throat, and cough. We are doing okay.
It was not better or worse than 2020. Well, it was worse than 2020. In 2020 we saw a mismanaged lock-down. In 2021 we saw thousands of deaths due to a mismanaged pandemic. It was disconcerting. Even the discussions around it were disturbing. At this point, even 2022 doesn’t look that great. Hopefully, it won’t be as bad as 2021. 🤞.
I am sorry for being late. 2021 has not been an easy year, personally. With so many things going around me, I couldn’t give mind-space or time to work on it. Since this is close to my heart, I couldn’t decide without spending time on it. That said, we have the results now.
We have made updates to DataMeet’s COVID19 dataset to include new columns. Also, we have added SQLite DB. In case you like SQLing.
As you would know, Aman , Kanika Sharma , Krushna and I, maintained a public database of reported deaths resulting from the lock-down. Our take on it is published on PEW now.
We (Volunteers from DataMeet and Road Scholarz) are recording deaths due to the lack of Oxygen, shortage of Oxygen, or denial of Oxygen in hospitals during the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. The deaths recorded are based on reports from newspapers and news media in English and regional languages, social media, and networks of volunteers working on the ground. We have been tracking these sources, verifying details, checking for duplication, and extracting the necessary information from these reports.