The Vaccine War: Movie Review Rating: 8/10 The latest offering by Vivek Agnihotri is a daring venture: a tribute to the scientists at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) who played a vital role in India’s battle against the COVID pandemic. The movie is an adaptation of Balram Bhargava’s book Going Viral. It sensitively […]
Humans are omnivores. Their bodies can digest all kinds of foods. So why is there so much fuss over veg and non veg? Read to find out.
The first time I saw her face was when she was being put under general anaesthesia for her surgery. Even when she visited my consultation room with her husband for a neck swelling, she was wearing a top-to-toe burkha with gloves, covering every visible part of the body, following the directions of the holy book […]
The Free Press Journal kindly listed me among the “Angels of Mumbai” in 2021 for a few things we did to help our fellow citizens during this COVID pandemic. I am pleasantly surprised, and a bit overwhelmed at the acknowledgment. It is only a small contribution in a colossal global catastrophe running over the past […]
mRNA vaccines are a great technological advance, but the medium-term results are proving disappointing. When a virus enters a human body, it faces a formidable line of defence, known as the immune system. Various weapons are thrown at the virus, such as antibodies that bind with the virus and destroy it, and cells that can […]
Did a podcast with the kind folks at The Pulse on the new Omicron variant, and what we in India should expect in the coming months.
Since the start of the COVID pandemic, there have been several policies that were used early on, and that make very little sense now that much more information is available about viral transmission. But they continue to be used by various state governments in varying degrees. This article will call out some obvious ones that […]
It is well known that two doses of COVID vaccination – whether it is Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca/Covishield or Covaxin – offer excellent protection against moderate and severe COVID (95-97%) but not against mild and asymptomatic disease (28%). Booster doses have been a matter of speculation since the early days of COVID vaccination when it was […]
It has long been speculated that the actual mortality due to COVID pandemic is much higher than official numbers, not only in India but in several other countries. New York Governor Andre Cuomo has been caught repeatedly fudging mortality data. The UK government too was accused of under-reporting COVID deaths in the first wave of […]
The good folks at thetruepicture.org have kindly carried my article on the imminent third wave of COVID and strategies to tackle vaccine hesitancy. Third Wave and Vaccine Hesitancy