By Dr. Jaimini Sarkar Background Do you remember the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the nationwide lockdown to tackle the spread of COVID-19 across the country in 2020? The move sparked a debate on whether it was the right step to control the infection or not? Was the timing of imposing and lifting the lockdown apt? Was there any science and evidence behind … Continue reading Is lockdown an effective strategy to control infections like COVID-19? Might be! – shows this new study from Pune
By Rishabh Shrivastava Monkeypox is not a new disease, unlike COVID-19. Monkeypox has been there for quite a long time. The first case of monkeypox was reported in Congo in 1970. Since then a lot of research and development has taken place around this disease. Monkeypox is very similar to smallpox which was eradicated in 1980. Clinically, monkeypox is less severe than smallpox (with 3%-6% … Continue reading WHO declares monkeypox a global health emergency but it might not be as lethal as COVID-19 and hence no need to panic! Here’s why
Like always, we are once again ready to welcome a new year and bid farewell to the old. The last two years have been tough. It is hard to forget the grief and fear we all underwent during the horrific second wave of the pandemic this year. As we all get ready to welcome 2022, the threat of third-wave due to the emergence of Omicron … Continue reading To new hope and energy
By Ritambhara Singh The second wave of COVID-19 has created havoc in our country. The deadly virus took many lives and left several children orphaned. As per the National Commission for Child Rights (NCPCR), more than 30,000 children were orphaned, lost a parent or abandoned during the period between April 1, 2020, and June 5, 2021. This crisis led many to put out calls for adoption … Continue reading Second wave of COVID-19 exposes fault lines in the Child Adoption System
By Dr. Haryax Pathak Let’s talk about vaccines. I am still seeing a lot of confusion going around about the mechanism of vaccines in use. In this explainer, I attempt to explain the functioning of various vaccines in use, as simply as possible. What is the virus made of? So, think of the SARS-CoV-2 virus as Ferrero Rocher for the purpose of very simple understanding. … Continue reading TA Explained: How COVID-19 vaccines work?