Immersed in development economics and poverty: No time

In my last blog, I mentioned that I am moving over to poverty reduction related work from COVID-19. Sure enough, as I mentioned I got myself immersed into development economics. Ultimately poverty reduction is an economics subject. Even to share my experience I need to use economics language and jargon. I had been wanting to …

Transitioning from Covid-19 to Poverty Reduction and Health

Poverty and health were the areas of my lifetime work and focus. I had started publishing my experiences in this area. With Covid-19 taking a centre stage throughout the past year, I did not get into my area of interest. Recognising that prevention of Covid-19 is the primary strategy to handle the disease, the focus of …

With Covid 19 hitting the roof in India what should you do?

It’s been more than a month since I last posted my blog on Covid 19. Of course, there’s nothing much to write now except the increase in cases and deaths in India and now in Tamilnadu. The big question is what should be done in such a situation? I’ll share with you what I am …

I’ve Completed my Covid Vaccines. Am I fully safe?

It’s been some time since I posted my last blog. I told you I was going to share about the complications of the vaccines. But I am sorry, I did not get sufficient information to pass on through a blog. I am happy that at least the companies are now willing to accept that there …

Before and after taking my Covid-19 vaccine

On Friday the 19th of February, I had my first shot of the Covishield Covid-19 vaccine. Earlier, I had decided to take the vaccine whenever it was available. But then I felt the need to give some time to see the possible side effects of the vaccines available. In my last blog, I indicated that …

Vaccine preparation and clinical trials

In my last blog, I mentioned that I will present various aspects of clinical trails in the preparation of vaccines. So, here it is. Peter Piot who played a key role in the HIV epidemic and then the Ebola crisis has made this statement. “Let us be clear: without a corona vaccine we will never …

Karan Thapar Interview with Dr Gagandeep Kang of Christian Medical College Vellore COVID Vaccines in India

This interview is based on the situation that two vaccines are now available in India for administering to the general population. Certain questions have been raised which are addressed in this interview. While this may be relevant for India, even readers from other countries may find this useful. New Delhi: In an interview where she addresses …