Thursday, 26 May, 2022

Topic: Epidemic

The Indian doctor who saved Indians in Burma during cholera epidemic with just three nurses

In ‘The 24th Mile’, Tehmton Mistry writes about Dr Jehangir Anklesaria, who took part in the war effort in Rangoon and set about to vaccinate a camp of suffering Indians.

A coronavirus epidemic broke out 20,000 yrs ago too & this is the impact it had on the world

Study says ancestors of people from what is now China, Japan, Mongolia, N Korea, S Korea & Taiwan experienced an epidemic of a coronavirus-induced disease similar to Covid-19.

Epidemic in a pandemic — Black fungus is India’s new SOS after oxygen shortage

There are over 7,000 cases of mucormycosis, or black fungus, in India. Misinformed and indiscriminate use of oral steroids may have brought on this avoidable tragedy.

What is K factor? Covid data from Andhra & Tamil Nadu explains impact of this parameter

If K factor is less than 1, it denotes that one or two super spreader events caused a large number of infections; a higher K factor shows the spread of the disease is more uniform.

Young people exposed to Covid-19 can lose trust in politicians for decades: Study

Researchers from LSE and CEPR used data covering 142 countries and analysed responses to questions about confidence in govt, elections, and approval of national leaders.

Dear Indians, don’t rush to support everything Trump does. WHO funding cut only hurts us

Beyond the coronavirus pandemic, India is often at the cusp of outbreaks such as encephalitis or measles. A bankrupt WHO will leave India without best global practices.

Congo was already battling four epidemics when Covid-19 struck

UNICEF says coronavirus will most likely divert Democratic Republic of Congo's available national health capacity and resources from other killer diseases.

76-year-old Karnataka man confirmed as India’s first COVID-19 fatality

State govt said he died 2 days ago while being treated for suspected coronavirus and his samples taken earlier confirmed the infection

India can fight COVID-19, but only if the private sector is allowed to step in quickly

Private facilities are not allowed to test for COVID-19 now. But if number of suspected cases in India increases, government resources won’t be enough.

When WHO understates coronavirus risk, you know China’s geopolitics is at play

Politics is well underway even as countries cooperate to tackle coronavirus. And lest you think China is being cornered, remember what it is doing to Taiwan.

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Representational image of dal and roti | Photo Pixahive/CC0

Feeding world must take backseat, Modi govt should deal with India’s ‘chapati’ crisis first

German agriculture minister Cem Ozdemir said imposing export restrictions or closing markets would worsen the crisis. Actually, the opposite might be true.
A petrol pump staffer refills fuel in a two-wheeler in New Delhi, on 29 March 2022 | ANI photo

Modi govt won’t borrow extra this year to fund tax cuts, inflation target to stay at 4%

The cut in excise duty last week, coupled with an increase in fertiliser and food subsidies, is expected to cost the exchequer around Rs 3 lakh crore in the current financial year.


Naval helicopters | Representational image |

What’s Combined Military Forces-Bahrain? US-backed coalition India joined on Quad sidelines

India is 35th member of the maritime counterterrorism partnership that also includes Pakistan, Australia, Bahrain, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany and Greece, among others.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.