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 |  Quantum Leap  |  2-minute read
ICMR, Transparency, World health organization, Covid19

Why it is important for government to be transparent during a pandemic

Transparency should go beyond sharing basic data on infections and mortality and should cover all aspects, such as testing, diagnostics, prevention, treatment and research.


 |  4-minute read
Coronavirus pandemic, Tedros adhanom ghebreyesus, World health organization, Covid-19

The World Health Organization must reform for its own sake

At present, the demanders for action at WHO, led by the US, are loud and appear to have an upper hand.


 |  7-minute read
World health organization, Bio-surveillance defence network, Coronavirus pandemic, Covid19

Why we need a robust bio-surveillance defence network to warn of pandemics

The inability of established health intelligence networks to predict Covid-19 as an emerging pandemic until March 2020, weakens the credibility of the global biodefence programmes.


 |  5-minute read
World health organization, Coronavirus pandemic, Coronavirus in india, Covid19

Lessons to be learnt as India battles the Covid-19 challenge

Ten days into the 21-day nationwide lockdown, there is a cause though for optimism as the number of Covid-19 deaths remains low in India.


 |  Hello, Health  |  5-minute read
World health organization, Weight gain, Processed foods, Junk food

Stop eating processed foods to lose weight

Increase in weight is directly proportional to your intake of processed foods. Here are three important reasons for cutting off processed foods from our diet.


 |  2-minute read
World health organization, Malaysia, Kerala, Nipah virus

Nipah Virus in Kerala again: Why this is an alarming situation

A 23-year-old college student in Kerala's Ernakulam has tested positive for the deadly Nipah virus, which killed 17 people in the state last year. What is this virus and why is it so dangerous?