COVID-19 in India
India’s job situation has improved? Not so fast!

September’s unemployment rate fell to 6.43% from August’s 8.3%. However, behind this statistic lies the fact that the share of the working-age population that is actually working is still less than in pre-pandemic times

As lumpy skin disease virus affects cattle, Indian farmers demand action

India’s tryst with the cattle-killer disease so far has been similar to earlier experiences of outbreaks in the Middle East and Africa. This should worry authorities at home

Resist neoliberal offensive of new labor codes

Four labor codes are set to be operationalized by the government soon. These laws will benefit big corporates at the expense of workers and make organizing more difficult

Ominous economic distress in India: No buying power, no jobs, rising prices

The government is ignoring people’s distress and the worsening crisis – and it has no solutions

ASHA workers India Lauded by WHO, India’s frontline health workers are still fighting for basic rights

Over one million Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers have been awarded the WHO’s Global Health Leaders Award, recognizing their role in ensuring access to care in a health system that is still widely inaccessible, and increasingly privatized

Definition of COVID-19 death and its importance from a public health standpoint

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talk about how a clear definition of a COVID-19-related death is essential for good public health policy

Pandemic vs endemic debate: A brief explanation

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha take a look at the debate around when the COVID-19 pandemic might turn endemic

Are COVID-19 cases plateauing in major Indian cities?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha review the COVID-19 situation in India, and also talk about the possibilities of the Corbevax vaccine

Omicron cases and rising positivity rate in major cities of India

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discusses the rising number of Omicron cases in major countries, as well as the high positivity rate in metropolitan cities in India

‘Omicron’ explosion and the beginning of an overwhelmed healthcare system?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the Omicron variant, which seems to have displaced Delta in India and could infect more people than its predecessor

Indigenous anti-pipeline protestors face renewed threats in Canada and other stories

Today we look at new threats facing Wet’suwet’en water protectors in Canada, the killing of a Palestinian man by Israeli forces in the West Bank, and more

Omicron: New vaccines get emergency use approval

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath and NewsClick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss the emerging Omicron situation and new vaccines that have received the emergency use approval in India, including the oral-drug Molnupiravir