Public health expert Dr Giridhara R Babu talks to host Pavan Srinath about the deadly spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across India in 2021, on Episode 95 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. At the heart of most of public health is human behaviour. Dr Giridhara Babu and Pavan discuss how Bengaluru and Karnataka faced the pandemic last year, as well as what lessons were learnt and what systems got built. They discuss why a lot of last year's learnings failed at containing the spread this summer.Dr Giridhara Babu is a Professor at the Public Health Foundation of India, and has been actively working and advising governments at all levels since the COVID-19 pandemic began -- at BBMP (Bengaluru), Karnataka and Government of India. You can learn more about his extensive work on COVID-19 at https://giridhar.org/covid-19/ To check out all episodes of Thale-Harate on COVID-19 till date, visit tiny.cc/harate95 ಫಾಲೋ ಮಾಡಿ. Follow the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast @haratepod. Facebook: facebook.com/HaratePod/ , Twitter: twitter.com/HaratePod/ and Instagram: instagram.com/haratepod/ ಈಮೇಲ್ ಕಳಿಸಿ, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think of the show. The Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast is made possible thanks to the support of The Takshashila Institution and IPSMF, the Independent Public-Spirited Media Foundation.