Minister Hardeep Puri did what anyone with humanity would do when he arranged Covid medicines for journalist Vinod Dua’s wife. The social media attack on him is obscene. BJP has done the right thing by standing by Puri. It’ll do everyone a favour if it can counsel its vicious supporters.
CoWIN in 15 languages not enough to bridge digital divide. Rural India needs other options
The government decision to make CoWIN available in 15 Indian languages is a relief, although belated. More needs to be done to make this platform easily accessible across the digital divide. Rural areas should get other options to register for the shot. Most importantly, vaccine supply momentum should match demand.
Call on plasma therapy shows daily new learning on Covid for scientists. Agility is key
The removal of convalescent plasma therapy from India’s Covid management guidelines is another indication of how science has to be nimble to fight this virus. It’s tempting to question experts, but remember, it’s a new virus and every day is a learning. Only agility and transparency can keep us ahead.