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Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

New normal: Coexisting with the virus

Is a virus immortal? The question has been brought to light on account of the fact that medical science, the World Health Organization says, is yet to find a cure for the 200 or so pathogens that have...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 08.07.20

Terrific panic, unthinking nonchalance

The author is professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University, and has been working as a volunteer for a rural development NGO for the last 30 years ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 09.06.20

Collateral damage

Politics has become part of the pandemic discourse. In the United States of America, anybody against a lockdown is identified as a Donald Trump supporter because he has opposed the lockdown. We are no...
By Anup Sinha in

India  /  Published 06.06.20

Covid-19 could be opportunity for India to speed up Ayushman Bharat: WHO chief

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has presented challenges for several nations, could be an opportunity for India to speed up the health insurance scheme Ayushman Bharat, especially with a focus on primary...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.20

Human rights for public health

The late Jonathan Mann, the WHO administrator who pioneered the global campaign against AIDS in the 1980s, had envisioned a future where public health, human rights and ethics would be seen as complem...
By Aditya Sharma in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Mind the gap

A term that has received considerable recognition during the coronavirus crisis is ‘social distancing’. Interestingly, the phrase has been in the public domain for at least a century. Metaphorical...
By Nitya Nanda in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.20

Nasty break

Sir — In yet another one of his ill-thought-out moves, the president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, decided to sever his country’s ties with the World Health Organization, ostensib...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 31.05.20

Trump strikes China over coronavirus, Hong Kong, student visas

President Donald Trump announced on Friday he would withdraw funding from the World Health Organization, end Hong Kong's special trade status and suspend visas of Chinese graduate students suspected o...
By AP in Washington

World  /  Published 30.05.20

Trump says US terminating relationship with WHO

President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will terminate its relationship with the World Health Organisation, saying it had failed to undertake greatly needed reforms and 'mislead' t...
By PTI in Washington

India  /  Published 22.05.20

Vardhan takes charge as WHO Executive Board chairman

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan took charge as the chairman of the WHO Executive Board on Friday and asserted that a worldwide crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic has underscored the need for streng...
By PTI in New Delhi


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