Aarogya Setu was claimed to be our weapon against Covid19 but it failed to bridge the gap. We built many more bridges, including Co-Win, but still could not avoid the traffic jams. Thus creating an endless saga of what not to do.
What a mess this has been. So many souls one will never meet again. Almost everyone I know has lost someone in their first degree of contact. Can HE, the supreme leader, be solely blamed for this devastation? Five reasons why I do not think so!
What a crazy year 2020 was! While it zipped past for those who wanted it to go slow, it almost stood still for those who wanted it to quickly pass by. But all this pain and suffering did not happen without a reason. I think I know what that reason is – Dinosaurs!
The Covid19 infection and death figures are quite unsettling. Major policy decisions are being taken on the basis of available data and the subsequent projections. But the fundamental question is – is this data reliable? Or is it hacked?
If Covid19 is here to stay, we would need a safety product whose manufacturing is decentralised, raw material available and the cost affordable. This article explores various factors that make a cloth mask suitable and effective.
We do not even know the infective dose of Covid19, yet research community is making assessment about efficacy of various interventions. I think sometimes plain logic serves us better than the boxed approach of science!
While rewriting the Ordinance in plain English, I realised that if government wants, new laws can be enacted within a matter of days. A serious issue not getting ‘lawfully’ addressed is suggestive of unwillingness, not lethargy.
This is the plain English version of The Epidemic Diseases Act which was formulated in 1897 to deal with the outbreak of bubonic plague in Bombay. Since then the Act has been occasionally deployed to control outbreaks of various diseases.
The economic impact of Covid19 would be immense. But if were to talk about Uttarakhand, it seems the damage is already done. Thankfully some doors are still open. Proactive measures by government and civil society can still save the day.
Many papers have been written on the topic of bio-aerosols and there seems to a general agreement about the airborne transmission of Covid19. We need to deconstruct various facets of this reality to come up with viable solutions.