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Hafta 364: Omicron cases in India and the third wave, Tek Fog investigation

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This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Abhinandan Sekhri, Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, and Meghnad S are joined by Dr Sumaiya Shaikh, founding editor of Alt News Science, and independent journalist Samarth Bansal.

The discussion starts with Omicron cases in India, and whether the strain is “milder” than previous variants. Sumaiya says, “This new infection is not ‘mild’ in theory. But because of vaccinations, it has turned mild.” When Raman asks about data on Omicron cases, she says, “The biggest problem in India regarding data is that there is none.”

The panel then talks about the Wire’s recent investigative series on “Tek Fog”. Samarth recently flagged gaps and issues in the investigation, so he takes the panel through what he found. The discussion also spans the Punjab assembly election and the Microsoft-Activision deal.

This and a lot more, only on NL Hafta.

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