Jamie Mullick works as a chief content producer at Hindustan Times. He uses data and graphics to tell his stories.
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Number theory: No cause for alarm on Covid outbreak, says data
Is there another Covid-19 outbreak in India? How alarming is the situation, if at all? Here are some charts that try to explain this in detail.
Updated on Mar 29, 2023 12:20 PM IST
How 2022 became a turning point in Covid-19 outbreak
Covid-19: 2022, meanwhile, will go down as the year the world started reaping the dividends of the vaccination effort put in through 2021.
Updated on Dec 31, 2022 04:52 AM IST
Number Theory: Understanding the key numbers behind China’s latest Covid surge
Over the past week, the Covid-19 outbreak in China has dominated headlines. Following a record surge in cases, all major cities, including Beijing and Shanghai, have been put under some form of lockdown, forcing people to hit the streets in a rare outburst of public anger against the government.
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 02:15 PM IST
Four things to learn from the first-ever CUET results
An HT analysis of the preliminary results fact sheet released by NTA gives important insights into the exam.
Published on Sep 16, 2022 11:29 PM IST
ByAbhishek Jha, Jamie Mullick, New Delhi
Covid deaths 10th of fatalities last year in same period
Of the 33,161 deaths that have taken place till August 17 this year, nearly half (47.4%) can be traced to just one state — Kerala — which has 15,706 deaths this calendar year.
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 01:08 PM IST
Saving lives, and living on with the Covid pandemic
It has now been more than two-and-a-half years since the first Covid-19 infections were reported in China. The world came together to halt the spread of the disease.
Updated on Jul 18, 2022 11:16 AM IST
Covid cases rising again: Is it a cause for concern?
With 4,283 new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Wednesday, according to HT’s dashboard, the country saw the biggest single-day spike in infections in at least 80 days even as fears emerged that the outbreak is again starting to rise in a handful of urban centres across the country.
Updated on Jun 03, 2022 12:29 PM IST
Understanding the latest global surge in Covid-19 infections
Are deaths rising again too? What role is the global vaccination drive playing in protecting people? Here are three sets of charts that explain this.
Updated on May 20, 2022 11:56 AM IST
Numbers Matter | The growing booster challenge for India
Six weeks since the vaccine drive started, it is becoming apparent that the road ahead for booster coverage is going to be different in terms of pushing for coverage. Here's what we know:
Published on May 17, 2022 02:49 PM IST
True Covid toll 14.9mn,India count 4.7mn: WHO
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Updated on May 06, 2022 04:39 PM IST
ByJamie Mullick and Binayak Dasgupta, New Delhi
India’s excess deaths not derived from global model: WHO team
The controversy about the volume of “excess deaths” in India kicked off on April 16, when a report in the New York Times claimed that an effort by WHO to calculate the real global death toll from the pandemic “has been delayed for months because of objections from India."
Updated on Apr 19, 2022 04:10 PM IST
Numbers Matter | The expansion of India's booster programme
Despite the sheer size of the expansion plan, it does not appear to be an unsurmountable task for the government, especially going by past data. Let's see why.
Updated on Apr 13, 2022 03:38 PM IST
How booster expansion may change the course of India’s vaccination drive
India will likely see a massive demand for booster shots announced Friday
Published on Apr 09, 2022 12:00 AM IST
What India can learn from 2 years of Covid curbs
India was not the first country, and nor was it the last, to impose such unprecedented restrictions to control a fast-spreading global outbreak about which scientists knew very little at the time.
Updated on Mar 24, 2022 11:29 AM IST
Numbers Matter | The figures behind the booster expansion debate
Protection against severe Covid starts fading fast after 4-6 months. This is why, the sooner the issue of wider booster coverage is dealt with (and boosters are made available), the better for India, and the world.
Published on Mar 22, 2022 01:17 PM IST
Waning immunity may require wider boosters
Large section of those vaccinated got their last dose more than 6 months ago, leading to protection tapering.
Updated on Mar 21, 2022 11:35 AM IST
India Covid cases at 22-month low amid global surge
The pandemic numbers in India, however, appear to be clearly defying the global trend for now – the seven-day average new Covid-19 cases in the country is currently the lowest in over 22 months, according to HT’s dashboard.
Updated on Mar 18, 2022 05:48 AM IST
ByJamie Mullick, New Delhi:
Numbers Matter | Why the current outbreak in Hong Kong is unlike any other
With the average daily deaths much higher than ever seen since the beginning of the pandemic, there are lessons for countries on their approach to fighting the virus
Published on Mar 16, 2022 12:52 PM IST
Numbers Matter | Two years, three waves, four lessons
Here we take a look at the lessons that two years of the pandemic have taught us, and how they may serve us in possible future waves.
Published on Mar 03, 2022 02:46 PM IST
Two years on: What we’ve learnt from the outbreak
March 2 marks the completion of the second year of India’s ongoing battle with the global Covid-19 pandemic
Published on Mar 01, 2022 10:53 PM IST
Kaws for cheer: This art show took place in the metaverse
Works by the NYC street artist are showing in a UK gallery, online and in Fortnite. Might this be one of the most viewed art events in history? It’s certainly not the first
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 03:46 PM IST
Barkha Dutt: The stories behind the numbers
Her new book, To Hell And Back, offers a front-line view of those affected by Covid-19. It’s also a look at how Dutt’s own reporting, mobile, fast, unfettered by TV studios, has transformed
Updated on Feb 25, 2022 11:27 PM IST
Numbers Matter | Decoding the world’s Omicron wave peaks
As cases drop and the global Omicron wave recedes, a look into the trajectory of infections and deaths of all three waves
Published on Feb 16, 2022 11:03 AM IST
India’s daily new Covid cases dip below 50,000
There were a total of 45,486 new cases detected across India on Saturday, according to HT’s Covid-19 dashboard. This was the first time since January 3, exactly 40 days ago, that there were fewer than 50,000 cases in a single day.
Updated on Feb 13, 2022 01:25 AM IST
Numbers Matter | Covid-19: Three waves, three paces
India’s third wave has truly peaked and is now receding fast — giving us the unique chance to compare it to the two previous waves.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 08:33 PM IST
India’s daily Covid-19 case tally drops below 100,000
Just 18 days ago, there were more than four times as many cases – on January 20, there were 347,487 new infections of Covid-19 detected across India.
Published on Feb 08, 2022 12:07 AM IST
ByJamie Mullick, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Covid-19: Cases start to plateau in third national wave
This is the first time a trend reversal has been witnessed since the start of the Omicron surge in late December.
Updated on Jan 29, 2022 06:21 AM IST
Numbers Matter | Omicron wave: Is it the beginning of the end?
If these trends are to hold, then that means that India may be headed to a peak in the third wave in coming days. This would be in line with what several mathematical and epidemiological models have predicted to be the time that this wave would peak – early February
Updated on Jan 28, 2022 03:19 PM IST
Covid hospitalisations drop in Mumbai, Delhi’s plateau
The two cities that were earliest urban hot spots of the Omicron wave, but in recent days, they have seen their case trajectories start to dip.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:46 AM IST
ByJamie Mullick, New Delhi/mumbai
Numbers Matter | Covid: What the fall in hospitalisations in Mumbai, Delhi means
While the drop in cases may be because of low testing levels, or people using home test kits, a drop in hospitalisation is a crucial metric that reflects the on-the-ground situation
Published on Jan 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST