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COVER STORY

08-05-2020

COVID-19 May 08

Lockdown and after

Briefing

Why Kerala stands apart

Cover Story
THE measures taken up in Kerala differ from those in other States in three respects: (1) effective health measures, (2) successful distribution of ...
Situation in the countryside

Rural distress

A Special Team Cover Story
A countrywide survey of rural households during the lockdown confirms widespread distress and reaffirms the importance of public provisioning of food and other essentials, and of the urgent need for cash payments to stricken households.
Venezuela

Big fightback

John Cherian Cover Story
As Venezuela grapples with the pandemic and the devastating economic effects of U.S. sanctions and the drop in oil prices, the U.S. sees this as an opportunity to turn the screws on the country.
Lockdown's impact on the differently abled

For an inclusive response

Muralidharan Cover Story
The government’s response to COVID-19 has a profound impact on the lives of people with disabilities as it fails to recognise their need for adaptive facilities and support mechanisms.
Alternative medicine

Alternatives & advisories

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The Ministry of AYUSH keeps pushing its treatment and prophylaxis protocols for COVID-19 even though there is no evidence to suggest that they are effective at keeping the virus at bay.
COVID containment

In search of a strategy

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
There is a lack of clarity on the epidemiological basis for the extension of the lockdown and an information gap at various levels on containment procedures.
Health care workers

High-risk warriors

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
Vulnerability of health care workers during the crisis and the lessons to be learnt on their care according to Dr Zarir Udwadia.
ICMR study

ICMR study finds evidence of community transmission

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
A recent research work published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR), a journal of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has ...
Temperature factor

Temperature not a factor in COVID transmission

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
With the worldwide spread of COVID-19, which began in November-December 2019 and unfolded into a pandemic in the following months with the number of ...
Politics

Raw deal to States

When cooperation and trust are the keywords for governments in the fight against COVID, the ruling dispensation at the Centre has, against the principles of federalism, undermined even the State governments’ spaces for negotiation.
Interview

‘If government does not spend now, when will it?’

R.K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
Interview with Keshav Desiraju, former Union Health Secretary.
Interview: Dr Thomas Isaac

'It is going to be a time of big social problems'

R. Krishnakumar Cover Story
Interview with Dr Thomas Isaac, Kerala Finance Minister.
Jammu & Kashmir

'Weaponising' the virus

ANANDO BHAKTO Cover Story
As the government continues to punish political leaders in Kashmir, including those who have for long fought for mainstreaming of Kashmir’s polity, there are apprehensions that the authorities may be using the public health crisis to exact political allegiance.
Odisha

On the right track

Prafulla Das Cover Story
The State has been able to keep a lid on the coronavirus infection through a strategy involving setting up of response teams, enforcing containment measures, ramping up testing, and using effectively the experience gained in handling natural disasters.
Madhya Pradesh

Chief without a plan

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, caught in the middle of a pandemic without a Cabinet, appears clueless with nearly 50 Health Department officials in quarantine, and the BJP’s attempt to help out with a task force only sharpens the criticism as the situation on the ground continues to worsen.
DELHI

In fits and starts

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
After the initial lethargic response to the sudden migrant onrush, the State government retrieves lost ground to launch containment and surveillance measures, besides providing relief to the stranded migrants.
Maharashtra

Surprise surge

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
In Maharashtra, Mumbai is emerging a hotspot, but the people are generally happy with the government’s efforts to contain the virus and ensure that people’s needs are met during the lockdown.
Hotspots in Maharashtra

Mumbai’s ticking bomb

Anupama Katakam Cover Story
“If we don’t die from the disease, we will die of starvation,” says Lakshmi Umape, 45, who lives in the sprawling Geeta Nagar slum near the World ...
Uttar Pradesh

Season of distress

The lockdown in the middle of the harvest season is bound to have a devastating effect on the State’s economy as most of the COVID-19 “Red Zone” districts lie in western U.P., which accounts for more than half of the State’s overall agricultural production.
Karnataka

Community efforts

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
While non-governmental organisations step up to meet the food needs of migrant workers, the lack of adequate testing and the inordinate focus on Bengaluru remain worrisome.
Alternative medicine

Alternatives & advisories

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The Ministry of AYUSH keeps pushing its treatment and prophylaxis protocols for COVID-19 even though there is no evidence to suggest that they are effective at keeping the virus at bay.
COVID containment

In search of a strategy

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
There is a lack of clarity on the epidemiological basis for the extension of the lockdown and an information gap at various levels on containment procedures.
Health care workers

High-risk warriors

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
Vulnerability of health care workers during the crisis and the lessons to be learnt on their care according to Dr Zarir Udwadia.
ICMR study

ICMR study finds evidence of community transmission

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
A recent research work published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR), a journal of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has ...
Temperature factor

Temperature not a factor in COVID transmission

R. Ramachandran Cover Story
With the worldwide spread of COVID-19, which began in November-December 2019 and unfolded into a pandemic in the following months with the number of ...
Politics

Raw deal to States

When cooperation and trust are the keywords for governments in the fight against COVID, the ruling dispensation at the Centre has, against the principles of federalism, undermined even the State governments’ spaces for negotiation.
Interview

‘If government does not spend now, when will it?’

R.K. Radhakrishnan Cover Story
Interview with Keshav Desiraju, former Union Health Secretary.
Interview: Dr Thomas Isaac

'It is going to be a time of big social problems'

R. Krishnakumar Cover Story
Interview with Dr Thomas Isaac, Kerala Finance Minister.
Jammu & Kashmir

'Weaponising' the virus

ANANDO BHAKTO Cover Story
As the government continues to punish political leaders in Kashmir, including those who have for long fought for mainstreaming of Kashmir’s polity, there are apprehensions that the authorities may be using the public health crisis to exact political allegiance.
Odisha

On the right track

Prafulla Das Cover Story
The State has been able to keep a lid on the coronavirus infection through a strategy involving setting up of response teams, enforcing containment measures, ramping up testing, and using effectively the experience gained in handling natural disasters.
Madhya Pradesh

Chief without a plan

Anando Bhakto Cover Story
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, caught in the middle of a pandemic without a Cabinet, appears clueless with nearly 50 Health Department officials in quarantine, and the BJP’s attempt to help out with a task force only sharpens the criticism as the situation on the ground continues to worsen.
DELHI

In fits and starts

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
After the initial lethargic response to the sudden migrant onrush, the State government retrieves lost ground to launch containment and surveillance measures, besides providing relief to the stranded migrants.
Maharashtra

Surprise surge

Lyla Bavadam Cover Story
In Maharashtra, Mumbai is emerging a hotspot, but the people are generally happy with the government’s efforts to contain the virus and ensure that people’s needs are met during the lockdown.
Hotspots in Maharashtra

Mumbai’s ticking bomb

Anupama Katakam Cover Story
“If we don’t die from the disease, we will die of starvation,” says Lakshmi Umape, 45, who lives in the sprawling Geeta Nagar slum near the World ...
Uttar Pradesh

Season of distress

The lockdown in the middle of the harvest season is bound to have a devastating effect on the State’s economy as most of the COVID-19 “Red Zone” districts lie in western U.P., which accounts for more than half of the State’s overall agricultural production.
Karnataka

Community efforts

Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed Cover Story
While non-governmental organisations step up to meet the food needs of migrant workers, the lack of adequate testing and the inordinate focus on Bengaluru remain worrisome.

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