Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicContact tracing

Topic: Contact tracing

AIIMS scraps contact-tracing of Covid-exposed healthcare workers, pvt hospitals follow suit

Doctors are outraged by new AIIMS order and say it will increase the risk of Covid exposure to other patients, Indian Medical Association plans to write to govt.

No Covid tests for Kumbh returnees, no beds or data — how 2nd wave has hit Indore, Bhopal

Bhopal and Indore are Madhya Pradesh’s two worst-hit districts, making up over 37 per cent of its caseload of Covid infections.

Swiss cheese model — a combination of ‘interventions’ experts are suggesting to combat Covid

According to the Swiss cheese model, no intervention is 100% effective but multiple layers of interventions can make up for individual deficiencies.

Ireland’s contact tracers’ sleepless nights, struggle of Turkish musicians & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Apple to let iPhones use contact tracing without installing app

The new system lets users opt-in to the Covid-19 Exposure Notifications system without the need to download an app.

This is how Karnataka’s Covid War Room is fighting the big battle, one app at a time

Karnataka govt has developed 8 in-house apps as part of its pandemic management. IAS officer Munish Moudgil, the Covid War Room chief, has been at forefront of this effort.

These elite contact tracers show the world how to beat Covid-19

The work of Immediate Response Teams offers a look at how South Korea has succeeded in largely quelling its spread without the lockdowns that have derailed lives worldwide.

Capacity is not what’s hindering India’s testing rate, government price caps are

The best policy now is for India’s health ministry to completely deregulate Covid-19 testing, if it wants to focus on contact tracing and isolating.

Singapore to issue portable Covid contact tracing devices in June

Addressing privacy concerns, Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan assured citizens that the devices would not be used for location tracking.

Coronavirus isn’t getting weaker, it’s just that we’re fighting it better

Coronavirus may appear weaker in some parts of the world as expanded testing & surveillance are catching people earlier in the course of their illness.

On Camera

YourTurn

UP CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow, January 2022 | PTI

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.
Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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