Coronavirus
The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Analysis of Situation & Media Response

The COVID-19 aka Coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, in late December has now spread to 212 countries, areas and territories in the world.1 In India, the first case reported on 30 January 2020, in Thrissur district of Kerala. The WHO (World...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 20, 2020

Medical Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver As President Trump presses to reopen the country and several states are considering lifting lockdowns in the next few weeks, widespread screening is considered critical....

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is...

GUNNING WITH PUNNING | A POEM

The coroning ignominy Will come when we discover The roots of the conspiracy And the “WHO-HAN” link uncover Ideas whether batty or not Immersed in Made-in-China soup At all that thrown into the pot The world must look at with a loop China may want...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 14, 2020

Economic IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on April 13 to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so they can help tackle the...

To Lockdown or Not

All Indians await with bated breath the government's decision as to what should be done on expiry of the current countrywide lockdown. There are no easy answers and this is an occasion when no one would envy being in Prime Minister Modi's shoes....

Rethinking National Security in an Age of Pandemics

Introduction National security has traditionally been defined and understood in military terms. This notion of national security focuses on threats such as external armed aggression, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, insurgencies etc....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 9, 2020

Medical Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machines when they can....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 8, 2020

Economic Land ports in China beef up drive against imported infections Chinese land ports around the country are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most inbound flights were...

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 7, 2020

Economic “Sectors, People and Regions… and second lockdowns” Europe sets up taskforces to ease coronavirus lockdowns France, Spain, Belgium and Finland are among many countries that have set up expert committees to examine a gradual easing of stay-...

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