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Are we testing intelligently?

Today is the 48th day of the harshest lockdown of the world, implemented in India, beginning 24th March 2020, in an attempt to tame the COVID-19 growth. The third phase of the lockdown will end on 18th May, but no one is sure whether the Government will extend it further or not. There is no doubt that the lockdown has enabled the country to substantially curb the COVID-19 growth rate but the way the lockdown was imposed from the top without any deliberations with the State Governments resulted in chaos for millions of Indians. Even after 48 long days, there are no signs of flattening the infection or even in the foreseeable future, instead it is growing with a polynomial curve trajectory. This is quite worrying because many other countries that imposed an extended lockdown, similar to India, witnessed a drastic drop in the number of new cases. FICTIONAL PROJECTIONS
On April 25, Niti Aayog member Dr. V.K. Paul, a retired professor at AIIMS, New Delhi claimed that the decision of the l…