Food & Health

A novel course correction

With a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, the Government can ill-afford to either extend the lockdown or do without it. The best course of action is to opt for a gradual lifting of the curfew Among the vast numbers of pictures starkly

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Costly human error

Nizamuddin shrine turns Delhi into a COVID-19 cluster. The Govt must ban congregations altogether, monitor markets Just when we were reading about Patient 31 in South Korea, who had infected thousands by interacting at a church congregation and sparked a swirling spiral

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Lessons from the East

Prolonged lockdown can’t be a solution and we need to learn from control models in Japan, South Korea and China Let there be no doubt that India, which had probably misread the extent of the COVID-19 explosion at home, desperately

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Force majeure

While the Modi Government deserves wholehearted support in tackling COVID, a few correctives should be in place. Wholehearted and not unthinking support is the need of the hour We live in strange and unnerving times. India and the world are currently

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Stay home: Slow the virus

Drugs like chloroquine, which the US, France and now India have approved, are stopgaps. Research needed for vaccine As nations, India included, have gotten into a lockdown as part of a protocol to break the chain of infection, all isolation

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Rebuild from ground zero

We are at that moment in history that will test national leadership by gauging how efficiently Governments react with compassion, speed and scale. We have to ride it out collectively This Sunday, on March 22, sharp at 5 pm, we

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Denial, the worst solution

The ‘nothing will happen to us’ brigade partied as if there’s no tomorrow. Except tomorrow will be a huge problem In South Korea, medical investigators are telling us the story about “Patient 31” of the SARS-CoV2 virus. This middle-aged woman member

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When we are the virus

There’s a long way to a world where humans and animals are treated at par. This is why the AWBI’s move to think about the welfare of animals amid COVID-19 threat is praiseworthy The chairman, Animal Welfare Board of India

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Are we testing enough?

The Govt has adopted a reasoned approach of random sampling to not waste test kits but we need more centres  Four months into the spread of the deadly Coronavirus, given the humongous toll it has taken globally, most nations will agree

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The Corona diplomacy

With its humanitarian initiative on a shared strategy to contain the virus, the Modi Govt has kept Saarc relevant By pledging $10 million to a pool of funds and offering to share expertise to combat the dreaded Coronavirus in South Asia, Prime

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