Daily Archives: 27/04/2020

Food and covid

Background The world is facing an unprecedented threat from the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (referred to as the COVID-19 virus). Many countries are following the advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding the introduction of physical distancing measures as one of the ways in which transmission of the disease can be […]

“Immunity passports” in the context of COVID-19

WHO has published guidance on adjusting public health and social measures for the next phase of the COVID-19 response.1 Some governments have suggested that the detection of antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, could serve as the basis for an “immunity passport” or “risk-free certificate” that would enable individuals to travel or […]

How pandemics begin

Gouri Passi There are certain striking common threads in each outbreak, with the most deadly ones being zoonotic. Over the last century, scientists have been quietly acknowledging increasing outbreaks of novel infectious diseases at regular intervals. Sixty per cent of these emerging infectious diseases are zoonotic and strikingly 71.8% originate in wildlife. A careful analysis […]

Government Apathy towards Small Medical Centres in the Battle of Corona…A strategic Mistake.

Posted by SHISHIRDR on APRIL 26, 2020 “The war has begun, the bodybags have started pouring in but I see none of them wrapped in the tricolour, no one honouring them with 21 gun salute.” A war is won not by the political and bureaucartic hail of befuddiment but by the corage and valour of […]