Daily Archives: 23/03/2020

Pahalwan ki dholak

जाड़े का दिन। अमावस्या की रात—ठंढ़ी और काली। मलेरिया और हैजे से पीड़ित गांव भयार्त शिशु की तरह थर—थर कांप रहा था। पुरानी और उजड़ी, बांस—फूस की झोपड़ियों में अंधकार और सन्नाटे का सम्मिलित साम्राज्य। अंधेरा और निस्तबधता! अंधेरी रात चुपचाप आंसू बहा रही थी। निस्त्बधता करूण सिसकियों और आहों को बलपूर्वक अपने ह्रदय में […]

The plague. Excerpts

At that moment the boy, as though bitten in the stomach, doubled up again with a high-pitched moan. He remained bent like this for several seconds, shaking and trembling convulsively, as though his frail body were bowing beneath the raging wind of the plague and cracking under the repeated blasts of fever. Once the gust […]

Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division) COVID-19: GUIDELINES ON DEAD BODY MANAGEMENT

 Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Directorate General of Health Services (EMR Division) COVID-19: GUIDELINES ON DEAD BODY MANAGEMENT  15.03.2020 1. Scope of the document   There are currently over 100 laboratory confirmed cases and two deaths due to Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in India. Being a new disease […]

Why Africa differs to corona infection

A woman wears a mask as a preventive measure inside a minibus taxi in Johannesburg. Michele Spatari/AFP via Getty Images Earlier this year, when the first reports of the coronavirus started to come out of China, global health officials said they were very worried about what would happen if the virus started spreading in Africa, […]



Covid 19 notes

   The Pandemic Notebook A handy guide from The Hindu on understanding the coronavirus pandemic and staying protected against COVID-19                          WRITERS EDITED BY R. Prasad P.J. George Bindu […]

Dr Devi Shetty on covid

India is fortunate that we’re one of the last few countries to experience the terrible effects of coronavirus. China was the first country to be hit, but because they implemented draconian containment measures, they managed to get the infection under control. Italy, the UK and US took too long to decide on a complete lockdown […]

Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 All New Yorkers should stay home and minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But can you have sex? Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex and to avoid spreading COVID-19. 1. Know how COVID-19 spreads. • You can get COVID-19 from a person who has it. o The […]

Check for lymphopenia

Check for lymphopenia on day 1, 7 and 14 in COVID 19 patients Dengue taught us the value of platelet count interpreted along with haematocrit and COVID 19 is now teaching us the value of “lymphocytes” in blood test.. It has been a standard teaching that “all viral fever will have high lymphocytes counts.” Low […]


1918 Spanish flu

All interest in living has ceased, Mahatma Gandhi, battling a vile flu in 1918, told a confidante at a retreat in the western Indian state of Gujarat. The highly infectious Spanish flu had swept through the ashram in Gujarat where 48-year-old Gandhi was living, four years after he had returned from South Africa. He rested, […]

Chinese Guideline of Diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19

 (7th Version) Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 ◼ Belong to the β genus; Have envelopes; Round or oval; diameter being 60 to 140 nm ◼ showed 79.0% nucleotide identity with the sequence of SARS-CoV and 51.8% identity with the sequence of MERS-CoV. ◼ Sensitive to ultraviolet and heat. 75% ethanol, chlorine-containing disinfectant, peracetic acid, […]