Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicWet markets

Topic: wet markets

China’s wet market Covid origin theory returns with study citing illegal wildlife sales

The new findings support a WHO-led research mission that concluded SARS-CoV-2 most likely spilled over to humans from animals — either directly from a bat or via another mammal.

Need stricter meat industry rules to prevent another Covid — 100 doctors write to Harsh Vardhan

The letter, by doctors who are part of a WHO initiative, seeks a ban on wet markets and closure of slaughterhouses that do not follow FSSAI guidelines.

China is drawing all the flak, but is India controlling its wet markets?

While regulating wet markets is necessary all over the world, India can become a pioneer by adopting a strict code to control possibilities of future zoonosis.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.