As we all know, given the urgency due to the outbreak of the pandemic, approvals for Covid vaccinations were fast tracked. This did not give pharma companies enough time to complete clinical trials and prepare everyone for protocols to handle adverse reactions. While this was done for the larger good, it has meant quite aContinue reading “COVID Tales – Road to recovery – A Few Learnings in handling long recovery ailments“
Category Archives: Covid Times
COVID Tales – Miracle of the Human Body
As a non-medico, I have always been fascinated by the human body- right from its journey from the womb to birth and thereafter. Functionalities, redundancies built in, the ability of the brain to learn, control and maintain the immune system to fight challenges thrown by the external environment; is nothing short of a miracle. I’mContinue reading “COVID Tales – Miracle of the Human Body”
Covid Times – And the inevitable happened !
Since the pandemic set in march 2020, I have tried off and on to chronicle through my COVID Times blog series on how everyone has been gearing up in their own unique way to help friends and family cope with the situation. Be it community support during strict lock downs, to exercises or family meetContinue reading “Covid Times – And the inevitable happened !”
COVID Tales – A Tale of Two Countries – First World’s post pandemic problems
Last year same time, the pandemic was just taking root. In India, after some initial intrepid steps, the government had decided to err on the cautious side. By following the examples of some of the European nations like France, Italy it had taken some drastic steps of announcing a nationwide lockdown. As against this, inContinue reading “COVID Tales – A Tale of Two Countries – First World’s post pandemic problems”
COVID Tales – Revisiting the New Normal – If Health is Wealth – Is the United States a laggard amongst the wealthiest ?
One year on from the Covid outbreak and the World is still full of contradictions – We have a vaccine with India becoming the vaccine manufacturer for the world but still covid cases are yet again resurging in India. Stock markets are nearing an all time high, yet the economy and population in general isContinue reading “COVID Tales – Revisiting the New Normal – If Health is Wealth – Is the United States a laggard amongst the wealthiest ?”
COVID Tales:The Marriage Dilemma of 2020-To do or Not to do?
2020 has been a truly exceptional year. No one knew what to expect. First, it was the trial lock down of 18th March, subsequent to the 24th March lockdown, 2020 has tested the patience of all, as the lockdown continued to extend across the country in various forms. There were a few lucky ones likeContinue reading “COVID Tales:The Marriage Dilemma of 2020-To do or Not to do?”
Life in Covid times – The government succeeds in flattening – businesses, not the curve
Since the outbreak of Covid, the Indian government has taken total lockdown route as one of its main tools to try and flatten the curve. However, the verdict on the curve flattening is out as the number of Covid cases in India continues to surge with India now ranking amongst the top 5 in theContinue reading “Life in Covid times – The government succeeds in flattening – businesses, not the curve”
Covid Life n Times- Day #65 – It could have been us?
My parents (whom I call millennial grandparents) along with my family stay at Mahim in a colony with 6 buildings and over 100 flats. Mahim falls in G North ward which has been designated as a red zone. While going through our daily routines we have been watching over our shoulders and bracing for theContinue reading “Covid Life n Times- Day #65 – It could have been us?”
Life in Covid times #5 – Good old Murphy’s Law and some collateral wins !!
As the lock down continues, some of the feel good and boosts of being able to manage household chores along with the Work From Home (WFH) routine are being challenged. The initial romantic or nostalgic moments have started to fade away with the classical Murphy’s law coming into play- If things are likely to fail,Continue reading “Life in Covid times #5 – Good old Murphy’s Law and some collateral wins !!”
Life in times of Covid-#3 – Is Social Distancing bridging the gap?
Covid has been a life changing event in more than one way. It has brought the world on its knees with more than 180 countries being affected by its spread, with nearly half of the world’s population having to stay indoors due to some sort of lock down or the other. In some countries theContinue reading “Life in times of Covid-#3 – Is Social Distancing bridging the gap?”