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COVID-19 in India – Health Journalists and Public Health Experts You Can Follow on Twitter

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In view of the large amount of misinformation about COVID-19 being circulated in India, especially after the Indian PM made some announcements which then had to be elaborately (even if incorrectly) justified, I thought of compiling a list of people/accounts that provide the most accurate and up-to-date information on the pandemic in India. Besides news, we also need reasonable and robustly-argued analyses to help make sense of what’s happening – so this list also includes some people who in my experience are good at that.

This is not an exhaustive list – I am sure there are many important people/accounts I will be missing here. But this could be a good start for someone looking for solid information, after which it’ll be easy to get acquainted with other folks doing equally awesome work.

[First, a pro tip on who not to follow or trust: The highly toxic handles of OpIndia and Swarajya Magazine, and all their associates. Their anti-social and anti-commonsense antics have been regularly chronicled before, like here and here. Run away from them, and run fast.]

Health/science journalists:

Priyanka Pulla

Anoo Bhuyan

Vasudevan Mukunth

Alt News Science

Rema Nagarajan

Nayantara Narayanan

Vidya Krishnan

Teena Thacker

Pritha Chatterjee

Dhanya Rajendran

Malini Aisola

Aniruddha Ghosal

Supriya Sharma

The Wire Science

HealthCheck powered by IndiaSpend

The Health section of Caravan Magazine

The COVID-19 coverage of Scroll here and here (Twitter here)

Public health/Healthcare organizations and workers:

Jan Swasthya Abhiyan

K Sujatha Rao

Sonali Vaid

Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Yogesh Jain

Soumitra Pathare

Anant Bhan

Shah Alam Khan

SP Kalantri

Amar Jesani

Dr Roshan R

Sanjay Nagral

Raghuraj Hegde


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