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 […]
A lot has been said about the need for good ventilation for prevention of COVID. Undoubtedly, good ventilation is vital for preventing build-up of high levels of SARS-COV2 in crowded / public places. Weddings have acted as super-spreader events as hundreds of people were cooped up indoors together for several hours, often in poorly ventilated […]
MyIndMakers kindly hosted me on their podcast for a lively discussion with Aadit Kapadia on the second wave of COVID and aspects of mass vaccination that have not been talked about much. If herd immunity is to be reached, at least 70% of population needs to be vaccinated. This is not possible by excluding the […]
I had written about the onset of second wave in India on 15th Feb 2021 and the post had gone quite viral. But who in the government takes blog posts seriously. Instead we heard platitudes: it’s not as virulent or dangerous, mortality is much lower, it’s not a second wave, we are well prepared. And […]
There will be a price to pay, and indeed it is being paid, for holding large political rallies and religious gatherings during a pandemic.
Was on a show last night on Mirror Now. We as the medical fraternity of India battling COVID on the frontlines, appeal to you not to risk our lives and yours. Please wear a mask, correctly. It should cover your nose and mouth completely. Do not fiddle with it and avoid touching the outer surface.
Sharing my new article published on ORF, explaining the reasons for the ongoing second wave of COVID and solutions. https://t.co/wB7bO9B4ex
Recent reports of a temporary pause in use of AstraZeneca vaccine due to cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in some European countries (Austria, Denmark, Norway and Iceland) have been going viral across the world. India is primarily using this vaccine manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India (Covishield) and hence this issue is of importance […]
Rajesh* looks at me and flashes his trademark smile. He is standing in our kitchen, sipping the tea Mom makes for him every morning when he delivers our milk supply for the day. For anyone else, this wouldn’t be unusual. But Rajesh is not your usual kind of person. He shouldn’t even be here. The […]
A recent article claiming that GST officials are sending notices to hospitals with regard to doctors / consultants’ fees being taxable under GST is creating great unrest in the medical community. Healthcare, with some exemptions such as cosmetic surgery, medicines and some ancillary services such as food and equipment supplies, has largely been kept out […]