Articles by Coronavirus

Are You Immune? Why Immunity Is The Central Plot In Your Inner Covid Drama...

The coronavirus has shown an extremely varying potential to infect and a puzzling unpredictability about who recovers and who does not

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‘No Underreporting, All The Missing Links Will Be Answered’

ICMR dir­ector general Prof Balram Bhargava dismisses the allegation of under-reporting on coronavirus testing and says all the missing links would be soon explained.

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What is ICMR? The History And Geography of Disease Control

Coronavirus has put ICMR in the driver’s seat, getting both bouquets and brickbats as it guides India’s epidemic response

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Kerala Is Not Easier To Manage Than New York: K.K. Shailaja

In an interview with Outlook, Kerala health minister K.K. Shailaja—aka ‘Shailaja Teacher’—explains how the state is refocusing its strategy post-opening up.

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Who Decides Policy To Fight Coronavirus? The Conflict And A Debatable Law

While states were kept in the dark, the Centre drew on its legal powers to monopolise decision-making on key aspects like testing strategy, kits and emergency supplies

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India's Coronavirus Data Is Infected With Flaws. Numerophobia?

There’s no uniformity in the approach to data collection and more importantly, disease is a stigma that Indians love to hide from their neighbours

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Can Asymptomatics Infect? Are They The Silent Carriers?

Chinese scientists said in February that the viral load detected in an asymptomatic patient was similar to that in symptomatic patients

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Does India Have A Milder Epidemic? Not Really

What explains India’s low uptake initially? India’s population structure probably. Other countries have a larger representation of the elderly than we have

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'We Have To Count Up To 60 Crore, That’s When It Will Stop'

In an interview with Outlook, Jayaprakash Muliyil, leading epidemiologist and former principal of Vellore Christian Medical College, explains his theoretical preference for ‘herd immunity’.

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