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India coronavirus dispatch: The strategy behind Kerala’s testing method

In the circulation of articles in Indian publications on how to deal with the epidemic of India, the troubles in the advancement of the economy and the protection of the three stages of further brain damage.

Our strategy is to trace, quarantine, test, isolate and treat: In this conversation, KK Shailaja of Kerala Health Min-ister discusses how the state keeps the numbers down, and looks at the challenges ahead. She explains the testing methods of Kerala and how the state is testing strategically. “The most important aspect is tracing first and testing the first symptomatic cases. For others who are for a travel history or some contact history, we are explaining them properly. And if a quarantine period occurs during the quarantine period, we are sending the patient to the hospital, and again we are taking swabs and tests. But we must be very thorough so that quarantine is scientific. “Read full Interview here

Hunger must be fought like a virus; Economy in serious crisis: Former RBI governor C Rangarajan says that the time has come for the country to emerge from its lockdown, otherwise the economy will face a very serious problem. He believes that it is difficult to detect damage to the economy at this stage because the result will depend on the extent of lockdown and the speed of sub-quent recovery. Rangarajan believes that it is still possible that India will emerge with a small positive group due to the contribution of sectors like agriculture. However, extending the lockdown may reduce that possibility. Read more here

What the government could have done differently to deal with the epidemic, what can it still do: The government should, from the outset, encourage public and private corporations to exponential-lines, expand production of PPE, test kits and ventilators. Most frontline health workers, such as ASHA and ICDS workers, and sanitation workers, are underpaid and lack job security. It should convert stadiums, universities and hotels into hospitals and quarantine beds. Read more here

India has gone out of control, now focus on protecting sensitive people: Expert: More than 10,000 new Covid-19 infections occurred in India on Friday and the United Kingdom with the fourth highest number of cases worldwide. The national capital Delhi as well as states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are witnessing a rapid increase in in-fonts every day. Although the Indian Council of Medical Research on Thursday categorically stated that there was no community broadcasting in India, but experts say that some cities have already reached that level. Read more here

India’s religious places adapt to the coronovirus epidemic by modifying the tradition: Con-19 works together with the joy of being able to visit the chosen place of worship with the fear of con-trekking. Religious places in India, on its part, are equipped with thermal scanners, sanitis- ers and a bunch of changed protocols. Some of these guidelines have been set by the give-ornament, while others have been kept in mind by practices of specific religions. Read more here

How India can strengthen its social security code to leave 422 million workers: Even after 73 years of independence, only 9.3 percent of India’s 466 million strong workforce has social security. This means that the remaining 90.7 percent still do not have the kind of protection that employees of most registered companies provide. India is the fifth largest economy in the world, in the same league as Sub-Saharan Africa. To ensure social security for all workers, the draft Code on Social Security, which is being discussed by the Parliament’s Stand-in Committee on Labor, should show greater ambition than the current version. Read more here

What is behind the death toll of Covid-19 from Delhi? The mismatch in Capi-Tel’s coronavirus toll, between the numbers created by the Delhi government and the city’s three mu- nical corporations, surfaced once again on Thursday, with civic bodies reissuing consolidated figures of cremation. Burials were made under the Covid-19 protocol. Read more here

It is no longer as usual in the old dumping grounds of Mumbai: Coronovirus and lockdown have brought life to a turning point like never before. Residents of the slums of Deonar have often had to move out of homes: using community toilets and collecting water or food, making social distance and difficult to lock. These slums are one of the worst affected areas of the city. With nearly 2,000 cases, doctors say they now struggle with beds, venti-letters, oxygen and anything else they need to treat patients. For those who are not ill, hunger remains close. Not surprisingly, those who can, are leaving on an uncertain journey home. Read more here

Neurologists identify three stages of brain damage caused by Covid-19: Scientists have reviewed extensively how the novel coronovirus affects the brain and classified the brain damage caused by the virus into three stages. In the first phase, the damage of the virus is limited to the appli-alial cells of the nose and mouth. The main symptoms include momentary loss of smell and taste. In the second stage, the virus triggers the cytokine storm-toxic protein released as a result of the overactive immune system. In the third stage, an ‘explosive level’ of cytokine storms damages the blood-brain barrier — the protective insulation layer in the brain’s blood vessels. Read more here

Double lung transplant for Covid-19 treatment: US performs surgery at a global ‘first’: a young Covid-19 patient in her 20s underwent a successful double lung transplant to treat Covid-19, which was successful at surgery. The woman was otherwise healthy, but her lungs were completely destroyed. According to the surgeons, the surgery took 10 hours and reportedly made the tissue surrounding the woman’s lungs, “heart, chest wall and diaphragm” completely difficult. Read more here

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