mRNA vaccines: Effective yet inaccessible, unaffordable

Scientists preferred mRNA vaccines for pregnant women as they provide better immunological protection for both the mother and her breastfed infant. Divya Bedi, a resident of Faridabad was pregnant in 2021 when she got vaccinated with Covishield against corona virus. She had tested Covid positive few months after her twin daughters were born.    Managing them […]

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Lack of scientific awareness prevalent in India

Pseudo-scientific treatments were a concern among doctors and scientists, especially during the pandemic. When Nivedita came home from a difficult shift in the Covid ward, she found that her mother, an asthma patient, had thrown away her medicines. “Breathing exercises will cure my illness; I saw a doctor explain it on WhatsApp,” her mother said. […]

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Music therapy, a ray of hope for long Covid

Health experts say that almost all discharged Covid patients suffer from persisting symptoms of the disease. When the government lifted the ban on travel, Simran’s* grandmother went to Haridwar. She was longing to go there but could not go due to Covid related restrictions. Little did she know it would be her last visit there, […]

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Post-covid, parents struggle to pay school fees

Unable to pay their fees, students find it difficult to continue their education. Kaushalya and Sangeetha lost their jobs due to COVID. Their children study in a private school and they have not been able to pay their fees. Now the school authorities have informed them that unless dues are cleared, their children would not […]

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Orphanages in Bengaluru still wait for funds

Many orphanages in Bengaluru are struggling to meet ends amidst a funding crisis due to the pandemic. When the pandemic began, Bhunath had no idea that his situation will change drastically.. As the world witnessed the pandemic in early 2020, Bhunath had 35 children housed in Mother Teresa Orphanage in Avahalli, Bengaluru, where he is […]

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Fresh Covid guidelines announced

Double vaccination for entry to public spaces is compulsory.  Local containment zones and active surveillance in cluster areas will be enforced as will compulsory testing of vulnerable populations like health workers and senior citizens. International travellers will be allowed to leave the airport only after a negative test. Fresh guidelines issued by the state Health […]

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