Blogs from other spaces

O – Blog 17 | Mumbai Mirrar | May 29, 2020

Second Opinion : Critical questions in times of Covid | Sanjay Nagral

In 1952, a Danish anaesthesiologist, Bjorn Ibsen, got involved in a polio outbreak, where a large number of patients had respiratory paralysis, lbsen used positive pressure ventilation by putting a tube into the tracea. He enlisted 200 medical students to sit next to patients and
manually push oxygen and air into their lungs… more

O – Blog 14 | EINSTEIN | May 15, 2020

Human Challenge Studies for a Covid-19 Vaccine: Ethical Quandaries | Ruth Macklin

Experts in infectious disease and public health warn that the COVID-19 pandemic will be with us for a long time unless a vaccine becomes available soon, which is not likely. Estimates of how long it will take for an effective vaccine to come to market range from 12 to 18 months or longer. This situation has given rise to calls for human … more

O – Blog 16 | Facebook | May 22, 2020

Covid-19 Converting a public health crises into an economic & humanitarian crises | Ravi Duggal

It’s now over 4 months into the Covid-19 global pandemic with cases in India touching 117000 andover 3500 deaths (as on 21st May 2020) and there seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel. This is because of the tunnel vision of our governments, policy makers and a wide variety of experts. What was essentially… more

O – Blog 13 | Mumbai Mirror | May 15, 2020

Second Opinion : A tragedy goes viral! | Sanjay Nagral

Sandhya and Pannelal Rajbhar set out from Varanasi in November last year, with hope of getting their just born baby, ambitiously named Prince, cured of a congenital heart disease. Like thousands of ordinary Indians who travel long distances, they sought care at Mumbai’s public hospitals. With their local health systems broken and unable to provide specialised care,… more

O – Blog 15 | Mumbai Mirror | May 22, 2020

Second Opinion: Chronicle of a death foretold | Sanjay Nagral

Read this. “How many ventilators does the city have? Where exactly are they? When someone is gasping for breath how does the ambulance decide where to go? How does one know whether a ventilator in a hospital is available or not? And how is one sure that when someone says no, that response is always credible? Whose responsibility is it to ensure that the patient is safely… more

O – Blog 12 | Storytellers | May 12, 2020

Covid-19 – call to put back people in the center and not the disease | Vijayaprasad Gopichandran and Sudharshini Subramaniam

This blog is a different experiment. Sudharshini and I write our individual thoughts as two sub-blogs and then I synthesize our ideas to create a collective message. This is a follow up to our previous blog titled “Social Distancing….you must be kidding me” 134 to home-isolation and… more


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