Health

Contact tracing is the process in public health – War on Covid-19

Not being able to establish the source of a disease is not surprising, especially in a country where people are divided by gender norms and socio-economic classes The recent revelation made through a research paper published by William Joe in

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Information overload

Almost every scientist is trying to make a contribution to the pandemic. This has led to everyone, including non-scientists, writing on almost every aspect of the crisis. How does one make sense? COVID-19 has left the world bewildered as much as

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Our own vaccine

Human trials to start this month, results in October. This is reason enough to prioritise Govt funding to R&D When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And this is exactly what India’s innovators, scientists and researchers have shown

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Real test of leadership

Maharashtra has led by example in reining in the Corona pandemic even as the Opposition ramped up efforts to pull the Maha Vikas Aghadi Government down As the city of Mumbai and the rest of Maharashtra re-opens cautiously but optimistically in

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Politics of Aid during a crisis: New Chinese model

Despite the fact that India is adversely affected by the virus, it has acted as a responsible stakeholder towards Africa and given it a helping hand COVID-19 created multiple challenges for the world and Africa is no exception. The healthcare system is

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Volunteering India via Tech

Amateur radio operators have helped Bengaluru monitor the virus. Indians have stepped up efforts during the pandemic The Coronavirus pandemic has stretched governmental resources in democracies across the world in a bid to keep the police and the medical staff alert

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Baby boom amid a pandemic

Public and private healthcare set-ups are likely to see a spike in demand for clinical family planning methods and abortion services With the focus of the healthcare apparatus squarely on the pandemic, troubling reports have begun to emerge on other

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Ayurveda vs Ramdev

By claiming a drug for COVID while procuring its licence as a preventive, Patanjali has diluted research into our herb heritage If the slew of products, from disinfectants to immunity boosters, is any indication, then a subsidiary economy has evolved from the

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A mental health epidemic

About 7.5 per cent of the Indian population suffers from mental disorders and mental illness constitutes one-sixth of the country’s disease burden Nothing throws the spotlight on the grave better than the conveniently-ignored issues of mental health, depression and anxiety

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L-G gives in

Baijal recalls 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order, stops short of confrontation with AAP Govt Pandemic management is not about politics or a game of one-upmanship. If anything, there must be a unified command structure in protocol. What matters is the right judgment

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