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Investing in public health most important lesson of Covid pandemic, says WHO chief scientist

Addressing the 15th JRD Tata Memorial Oration, Soumya Swaminathan highlighted the impact of the pandemic on education, violence against women, reproductive health and services.
Baba Ramdev addresses the media during the launch of Corolin tablet for Coronavirus, in Haridwar on 23 June 2020 | ANI

Breathe new life into public health. Far too many Indians rely on Baba Ramdev, Akshay Kumar

A marginal patient opts for private healthcare over govt services the moment it becomes affordable, despite the distrust. The goal should be to reverse this.
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More than half of France in red zone, hospitals in Jakarta lack capacity & 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.
An American flag flies outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. | Bloomberg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor could give Trump an edge in US presidential election

Ginsburg’s death Friday gives the president and his Republican allies an opening to leave a transformational mark on a court already shaped by two Trump appointments.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Govt data shows how access to healthcare got disrupted for women and children in lockdown

HMIS data shows contraception, abortion services & child immunisation against BCG and polio were badly hit during April-June this year, compared to the same period last year.
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Off The Cuff with Dr. Prathap C. Reddy

On #ThePrintOTC with Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta, Dr Prathap C. Reddy, founder of Apollo Hospitals told talked about how Apollo Hospitals manage Covid-19 patients, why India needs to expand its health care workforce and why hospitals should not be held guilty for making profits.
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Covid is making us forget those with acute and chronic health conditions

There has been a decline in new cancer diagnoses, while people living with a rare disease have suffered interruptions in clinical care due to the lockdown.

Covid has shown US is underprepared for major health threats, says national health agency

CDC chief Robert Redfield said significant new preparedness investments are needed, in addition to basic efforts to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
The new parliament building is set to come up in the same complex as the existing one | File photo: Bloomberg

Parliament to middle class: These are the 8 failings of India coronavirus has exposed

The Covid outbreak has shown that right to equality is only India’s official position. A nation that can’t cry together, isn’t a nation.
Representational image of a tuberculosis patient | File photo: PTI

Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

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Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.