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49: 08.05.2020 | The strengths and weaknesses of India during the COVID-19 pandemic
49: 08.05.2020 | The strengths and weaknesses of India during the COVID-19 pandemic
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EPISODE 53
09 Jul 2021

One of the enduring puzzles about the tragic second wave of COVID is how India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, faces an alarming shortage of vaccines.A new essay by the j ... Read more

One of the enduring puzzles about the tragic second wave of COVID is how India, the world’s largest vaccine producer, faces an alarming shortage of vaccines.A new essay by the journalist Samanth Subramanian for the online news organization Quartz argues that there’s no single answer, but rather a “timeline of dysfunction” marked by what he calls “government negligence, corporate profiteering, opaque contracting, and the inequities of the global pharmaceutical market."Samanth is a senior reporter at Quartz covering the future of capitalism. He has previously written for the Guardian Long Read, the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, and WIRED. He's also the author of three books, including A Dominant Character: The Radical Science and Restless Politics of JBS Haldane, one of the New York Times' 100 Notable Books of 2020.Samanth is Milan’s guest on the show this week and the two discuss how the Indian government has managed the deadly second wave of the COVID pandemic, the role the Serum Institute of India and its enigmatic CEO have played in India’s vaccine production, and the patchy rollout of the government’s vaccine delivery. Plus, the two discuss what the United States and the international community must do to help vaccinate the developing world. Read more

EPISODE 52
09 Jul 2021

The new Delta plus variant has been formed due to a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in India and one of the drivers of the deadly second wave. Tune in ... Read more

The new Delta plus variant has been formed due to a mutation in the Delta or B.1.617.2 variant, first identified in India and one of the drivers of the deadly second wave. Tune in with Rohini and Sachin to know what is it & why it may trigger a 3rd Covid wave in Maharashtra? Read more

EPISODE 51
08 Jul 2021

In this episode, Rohini & Sachin talks about a viral message stating that a person should not take any anaesthesia injections after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine & they al ... Read more

In this episode, Rohini & Sachin talks about a viral message stating that a person should not take any anaesthesia injections after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine & they also bust some other myths around the Covid-19 vaccine which are getting viral. Read more

EPISODE 50
08 Jul 2021

In India, there are growing signs that the country is slowly exiting the second wave of the COVID crisis as people get back to work, localities lift lockdown restrictions, and mark ... Read more

In India, there are growing signs that the country is slowly exiting the second wave of the COVID crisis as people get back to work, localities lift lockdown restrictions, and markets reopen. But the second wave leaves behind a trail of devastation, loss, and widespread anger. And Indians may not have much time to enjoy a return to normalcy, as government officials are already warning of a third wave of the virus.To discuss where things stand in India today, Milan is joined Niha Masih, a Delhi-based correspondent for the Washington Post. Niha reflects on her family’s struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, the mental toll the pandemic has taken, and the under-reported challenges rural India faces. Plus, the two discuss the Indian government’s new vaccine policy and the political implications of the crisis for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read more

EPISODE 49
08 Jul 2021

In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Professor Chinmay Tumbe on the number of Covid-19 deaths in India. Tumbe, The author of a hig ... Read more

In the latest episode of On The Record, Hindustan Times’ Sunetra Choudhury speaks with Professor Chinmay Tumbe on the number of Covid-19 deaths in India. Tumbe, The author of a highly regarded book called 'The Age of Pandemics', has also studied the death toll of the present Covid pandemic. He throws light on the number of excess deaths in some of the large states of the country. Read more

EPISODE 48
31 May 2021

Even as Maharashtra’s Covid19 cases over the past few days have fallen, the state government has extended the ongoing lockdown by two more weeks, until 7 am on June 15.Tune in to ... Read more

Even as Maharashtra’s Covid19 cases over the past few days have fallen, the state government has extended the ongoing lockdown by two more weeks, until 7 am on June 15.Tune in to know about the relaxations & extension of timings with RJ Rohini & Sachin Kalbag. Read more

EPISODE 47
20 May 2021

Chief of infectious diseases, University of Maryland Dr Faheem Younus talks to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about Black Fungus and why it is ok to trust the government when ... Read more

Chief of infectious diseases, University of Maryland Dr Faheem Younus talks to Hindustan Times' Sunetra Choudhury about Black Fungus and why it is ok to trust the government when it says take #vaccine after 3 months post Covid recovery. Read more

EPISODE 46
10 May 2021

We have entered the third phase of vaccination and we all have several questions in our minds regarding the same, so in this episode of WhatsApp University Rohini and Sachin answer ... Read more

We have entered the third phase of vaccination and we all have several questions in our minds regarding the same, so in this episode of WhatsApp University Rohini and Sachin answered some doubts and questions, we asked the netizens regarding the vaccination process. Tune in to get all your questions answered! Read more

EPISODE 45
10 May 2021

The surge in covid cases has put intense pressure on hospitals and more and more people have no option but to opt for home hospitalisation. Amidst this, a lot of families are cluel ... Read more

The surge in covid cases has put intense pressure on hospitals and more and more people have no option but to opt for home hospitalisation. Amidst this, a lot of families are clueless about whether home treatment is covered under their health insurance policies. In this episode, Namrata Patel will talk to insurance advisor Kalyan DeviKumar to tell us about the condition under which home hospitalization is covered under health insurance policies. Read more

EPISODE 44
07 May 2021

People who will receive any of the two Covid-19 vaccines available in the country can now donate blood after 14 days. The blood donation deferral period for the vaccine was revised ... Read more

People who will receive any of the two Covid-19 vaccines available in the country can now donate blood after 14 days. The blood donation deferral period for the vaccine was revised by the NTBC. Rohini & Sachin talks about blood donation after vaccination. Tune in to know more! Read more

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