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As India goes for a free fall due to Covid and lockdown, insensitive would be too mild a word to characterise Modi government’s shameful handling of the crisis.
It’s becoming painfully clear that our next vacations will be close to home and overshadowed by concerns about health precautions.
People want comfort. They also want to eat their way to stronger immune systems. They’re stress baking, but they’re also eating healthier.
The most consequential effects of this Covid crisis for children are likely to come from two areas: Health and education.
Be it supply-chain issues or the need to channel anxious energy, quarantined Indians are turning to the culture of baking bread in a big way.
The study found a reduction in open defecation owing to a firstborn child being a girl far greater in poor urban households than richer ones.
Doctors can’t be added to fight the pandemic overnight. So each year, India must add 30,000 medical seats. Casual attitude won’t do anymore.
The 123-year-old Epidemic Diseases Act isn’t good enough for a pandemic in the Information Age. India must revisit the National Health Bill that wasn’t passed.
The relief force volunteers will distribute food to the poor and create awareness about Covid-19 in areas under lockdown.
Tuberculosis keeps coming up in the context of the novel coronavirus pandemic. India’s tuberculosis burden has taught us a thing or two about infection control.