Articles by Fahad Hasin
May 06, 2020
As US-China tensions intensify over coronavirus outbreak, here's a quick reality check on some conspiracy theoriesAt a recent press conference, US president Donald Trump claimed to have proof that the novel coronavirus originated in a Wuhan lab, but refused to share the evidence
Apr 03, 2020
Coronovirus Outbreak: COVID-19 mortality rates and age demographics; what the data tells usA lot has been said about mortality rates in the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak. We know that most of the cases of COVID-19 that resulted in fatalities belong to the older age group, roughly above the age of 65 years. From that, it is usually assumed that countries with a higher proportion of elderly people are bound to see a higher mortality rate. For the sake of clarity, throughout the article, mortality rate refers to the proportion of the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 out of the total number of confirmed cases. This article examines that claim based on publicly available data.
Feb 29, 2020
Delhi violence: Ajit Doval's 'jo hua so hua' remark sums up State's mindset, hurdles Muslims hoping for justice faceThe BJP feeds on constant hatred against Muslims. The community does not have any strong political allies to counter the BJP. Other institutions — media, judiciary and investigative agencies — appear deeply compromised and cannot be expected to mitigate the political onslaught.
Feb 20, 2020
Key takeaways from Delhi polls: Voters give decisive mandate, concerns on 'winnability' of women candidates unfoundedThe hotly-contested Delhi Assembly election resulted in a humiliating defeat for the BJP and delivered a decisive win to the AAP.