COVID-19 in India
How protected are vaccinated persons from Delta Variant?

As the Delta variant continues to wreak havoc on country after country, immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses to what extent those who have been vaccinated are protected from infection

Dispatches from India: The Specter of Inequality

We take a look at the nature of inequality in the country, the difficulties faced by displaced slum dwellers in the city of Chennai and the struggles of students in the Ladakh region in the absence of internet connectivity

“We are inviting vaccine-escape variants”

Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the rates of COVID-19 immunization in India and how the iniquitous nature of this process can lead to the spread of vaccine-escaping variants

How India’s Rich Get Richer

The richest people in India made money without doing any real work, because the economic policies are skewed in favor of the rich

COVID-19: What will our post-pandemic habitat be?

The governance model for a sustainable habitat has to be linked with people’s participation and their engagement. This must be decentralized and democratized. People must be given the opportunity to decide their urban futures

Asha workers India Week-long strike compels authorities to increase wages of health workers in Maharashtra, India

Around 67,000 Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) and 3,000 block workers will get a pay rise, as per the announcement by the State health department on Wednesday, June 23

Slow vaccination process dangerous, allows for rise of stronger variants

What is the new Delta variant? Is it more dangerous than earlier forms of the virus? Will old vaccines prove effective. Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses these issues

COVID-19: Top scientists explain how India can tackle a possible third wave

India has to scale up testing, isolating and sequencing along with vaccination and decentralized critical care to face large-scale future outbreaks, say experts

Dispatches from India: Questions for the Economy

In this episode, we take a look at the prospects for the Indian economy in the coming months, the stance of the Indian government on COVID-19 vaccines and the situation of doctors in Kashmir

Alone Again: Migrant workers in India fight for survival

The migrant crisis is almost invisible due to unpreparedness on all fronts—vaccines, hospitals, medicines. It does not mean there is no crisis this year

COVID-19 in India: A tale of crumbling health systems and political one-upmanship

India’s government had a year to ramp up its health infrastructure. Instead, crucial time was lost in denial, underestimation, political one-upmanship and blame games

Why did it take 1 Year for WHO to recognize COVID-19 is airborne?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the WHO’s announcement that the COVID-19 pandemic is airborne, and its implications on how we understand the disease

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