Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

The discussion was organized on the occasion of World Health Day and the theme for this year was “Our Planet, Our Health”. The discussion was moderated by Rishabh Shrivastava who gave a brief outline of the theme and explained why it is important to look at climate change as a threat to public health. For the discussion to begin, Rishabh set a brief background by talking about the key events from the last two years of the pandemic like reporting of the first case in India, imposition of lockdown, issuance of guidelines, vaccination campaign and other landmark events.  Continue reading Twitter Hangouts: Reimagining Healthcare in India with Dr. Sonali Vaid

What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?

What do we know about the new #Omicron variant till now? #Omicron variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24th Nov 2021. WHO says, “this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Preliminary evidence suggests an increased risk of reinfection with this variant, as compared to other VOCs.” As the news of #Omicron reached nations, governments started … Continue reading What do we know about the new Omicron variant till now?

COVID Legal Support Network

The massive second wave of COVID-19 swept through India, with cases more than a million per day, leaving many in distress, running pole to pole for some relief. Some were running in search of oxygen, some were running for medicines, injections, plasma, and some to get a place to cremate their loved ones who succumbed to disease. One of the most significant impacts of this … Continue reading COVID Legal Support Network

A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Kanav N Sahgal The marginalization and oppression of queer people around the world date back centuries. During the British colonial rule in India, for instance, Section 377 of the 1860 Indian Penal Code criminalized private and consensual same-sex activity, while the Criminal Tribes Act of 1871 criminalized an entire section of people whom our erstwhile colonial masters deemed deviant (mostly ‘eunuchs’- a stigmatizing colonial term … Continue reading A Global Call for De-medicalizing Queerness: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

By Rishabh Shrivastava Every time we talk about India’s vaccination campaign, we are often reminded of how Israel managed the same and became one of the first countries to carry out maximum vaccination for its people. At present, Canada leads the global vaccination tally at 65.4% followed by Israel at 63.4% and United Kingdom at number three with 61.6% vaccination. In this explainer, we take … Continue reading TA Explained: Behind Israel’s successful vaccination campaign

Mapping India’s response to the crisis of orphaned kids due to COVID19

Mapping India’s response to the crisis of orphaned kids due to #COVID19. We track the welfare measures announced by 21 states to address the issue. As per @smritiirani, 577 children have been orphaned. But, this data is only for the second wave (1 April to 25 May). 7 children have lost both parents in Himachal. For Madhya Pradesh, the number was 250. In Uttar Pradesh, … Continue reading Mapping India’s response to the crisis of orphaned kids due to COVID19

What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?

Second wave of Coronavirus in India has wreaked complete havoc. From overwhelmed public health systems to sinking economy, this is turning out to be the largest crisis in the history of humankind. One of the most significant impacts of this crisis has been on the families who are losing their loved ones to this virus. People are bereaved, losing jobs, unhealthy and are in acute … Continue reading What is COVID Legal Support Network by The Analysis?

Bhopal Vaccination Drive

Mismanagement marks the first day of the vaccination drive. Bhopal kick-started its first day of the vaccination drive for 18 plus today. Experiences from the field – Naveen sr. sec. school was the only #vaccination centre identified by the govt. for administering the doses to 18 plus from today. More than 500 residents registered for the centre and started queuing as early as 7:30 AM. … Continue reading Bhopal Vaccination Drive

TA Explained: How to manage pets during COVID-19?

By Vidush Pandey Can coronavirus be transmitted from humans to pets? Yes, a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after a close contact with people having the COVID-19 infection. The first case of a cat testing positive in the UK was confirmed last July. However, as per the information … Continue reading TA Explained: How to manage pets during COVID-19?

Live Blog: Global Media on India’s response to the COVID crisis

As India battles #COVIDSecondWave, we take a deep dive into how the global media reported (and continues to do so) India’s response to the #COVID19 crisis. A BBC report, read here. A stuff.co.nz report, read here. An Aljazeera report, read here. A New York Times report, read here. A BBC report, read here. A New York Times report, read here. A BBC report, read here. … Continue reading Live Blog: Global Media on India’s response to the COVID crisis

COVID scenario: Latest trends across cities and coping strategies

By Rishabh Shrivastava 25th March 2021 marked one year of the COVID-19 lockdown that was imposed by the Government of India in order to curb the countrywide spread. Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his address to the nation on 24th March 2020 emphasised the need to impose a nation-wide lockdown and ensure the wellbeing of the citizens.  From March last year to this, a lot has changed. India … Continue reading COVID scenario: Latest trends across cities and coping strategies

Unsung Heroes: India’s ASHA Workers

Every society is empowered with their women’s efforts to bring change. In our series of Common women heroes, we bring to you unsung warriors of COVID19, The ASHA Workers. Bulu Bhuyan, an ASHA worker from Assam was in charge of monitoring 600 households under home quarantine. She walked through the highland farms, paddy fields, and small streams to execute her duty. During floods in September, … Continue reading Unsung Heroes: India’s ASHA Workers

Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

By Vidush Pandey Who grants approval and regulates the vaccine process in India? The Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) is the apex body that regulates the approval of new drugs, vaccines, clinical trials, diagnostic tests, medical devices and issue licenses for commercial sale in India. New Drugs and Clinical Trials Rules 2019 govern the approval process of new drugs or vaccines. During the pandemic, … Continue reading Explained: Indian COVID-19 Vaccination Program

Time to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste

By Rishabh Shrivastava Bio-medical waste has always been a concern for environmental and public health safety. The COVID-19 crisis has further exacerbated the problem. India’s pollution watchdog  – Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), on 18 March 2020, came out with detailed guidelines on the management of COVID-19 waste. Since then, CPCB has made amendments thrice — the latest  one being on 10 June 2020. COVID-19 has not … Continue reading Time to Strengthen India’s Fight Against COVID-19 Waste