ISRC expresses its appreciation for the remarkable work of the Covid19India team in making Indian COVID-19 data publicly available. That such a volunteer-driven, crowd-sourced and unpaid  effort could be sustained through a year and a half or more of the pandemic is an amazing feat. All of us who have come to rely on the results of  their hard work owe them a considerable debt of gratitude.

Answers to COVID-19 related questions!

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17 February 2021: FAQ on Vaccines

21 January 2021: Statement on India’s vaccination policy

Press Release: 29 July 2020

The ISRC group working on the INDSCI-SIM model has analysed the COVID-19 mortality data for the region of NCT-Delhi, reported for the period from the end of April to the current date, to provide estimates for the spread of infections in the region.

Earlier ISRC Releases

Daily Dashboard data as on 27/06/2020

​The ISRC modelling & data analysis team updates on how infections are spreading across India and extent of testing. See Daily Dashboard for daily updates!


Indian Scientists’ Response to CoViD-19 (ISRC) is a voluntary group of concerned scientist citizens of India who have come together in this time of crisis to discuss the rapidly evolving situation with its dire need for science communication. The scientific community has a social and democratic responsibility in the current situation, both  in terms of analysing the situation and reaching out to the public. While governmental bodies make their decisions and professional scientific academies take principled stands, there is a need for individuals in the scientific community to also help individually and collectively.

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Our response is structured into the following categories:

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For scientists and healthcare professionals:

On Physical vs Social Distancing

We recommend using the phrase “physical distancing” or, if context demands, then  “physical distancing together with social solidarity” instead of “social distancing”.  This change arises from the understanding that in the context of the novel coronavirus infection, what is important is physical distancing, i.e., lesser direct or indirect physical contact to reduce the spread of the virus. On the other hand, in this moment of catastrophe, social solidarity is extremely important. The phrase social distancing is at best misleading and at worst reinforcing already existing social distancing and stigmatization that is embedded in our society.  

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This website/group is not a forum for medical advice, and definitely no unverified claims will be entertained. All analysis is based on the current available scientific evidence. Given the constantly evolving situation we will make updates/corrections whenever they come to our notice.