Sunday, 29 May, 2022

Topic: WHO

What is monkeypox — disease usually found in Africa forests now detected in Europe, America

Monkeypox virus can be transmitted by large droplets exhaled by an animal and by contact with infected skin lesions or contaminated materials.

‘WHO has lost credibility’ due to India deaths estimate — what Hindu Right press wrote this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindu media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past week.

‘Science does not lie, Modi does,’ Rahul Gandhi after WHO figures on Covid deaths

In its report Thursday, WHO estimated there were 47 lakh Covid deaths in India, 10 times the official figures.

In Covid’s first year, India’s total death rate was same 6% as in 2019, govt data shows

Civil Registration System data implies India didn't see sharp spike in the number of deaths registered in 2020 compared to 2019. But no estimate given for level of death registration.

WHO estimates over 47.4 lakh excess deaths in India in 2021, Modi govt questions data again

WHO’s new estimates show full death toll associated directly or indirectly with Covid pandemic across the world between 1 Jan 2020 and 31 Dec 2021 was approximately 1.49 crore.

India saw 81.2 lakh deaths in 2020, up 6% over last pre-Covid year 2019, CRS data shows

CRS data for 2020 released by health ministry Tuesday. It comes amid a tussle between WHO and government over exact figure of deaths in India during Covid pandemic.

WHO adds Pfizer’s 2-drug antiviral Paxlovid to Covid recommendations for high-risk patients

WHO Guideline Development Group recommends oral drug Paxlovid for patients with non-severe Covid-19 who are at high risk of hospitalisation.

WHO Centre will usher in age of traditional medicine globally, says Modi

While laying the foundation stone of WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine in Gujarat's Jamnagar, PM Modi further said it would also play a role in expanding the scope of yoga.

Read full text of India’s response to NYT report putting country’s Covid toll at ‘at least 4 mn’

In a report published Saturday, the New York Times claimed that the Narendra Modi govt was stalling WHO's efforts to make the global Covid death toll public.

Indian govt ‘strongly contests’ WHO’s estimates of Covid deaths, questions its model

In series of letters, govt has questioned methodology of calculation and WHO’s decision to rely on 18 states’ data to reach an estimate 'several times higher' than official figure.

On Camera


From Aviators to Kawasaki Ninja, the legend of Top Gun lives on

Back in the 80s, no man-cave was complete without posters of Tom Cruise zipping through turbulence in his F-14 jet. It still is.
File photo of people in masks in China | Representational image | ANI

India, China will soon be ‘economically sick’ after Covid subsides. Here’s how to avoid it

Emerging Asia can fall into an inequality trap after Covid. The poorest have been hit hardest by a reduction in their incomes. But there are remedies.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.