Anurag Agrawal
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India must develop a scientific temper

Traditional wisdom is important. But it must be checked for superstition and misconceptions. In a country where the Constitution makes it a duty to develop the spirit of inquiry, experts must battle misinformation

We need to articulate the boundaries of scientific possibilities during collaborations, revisit them frequently, and consider new knowledge (Shutterstock)
Updated on Mar 22, 2023 11:12 PM IST

China’s Covid-19 surge is unlikely to affect India

The turmoil across the border has caused panic. But Indians enjoy much higher immunity due to previous outbreaks and better vaccines, and the variant causing havoc in China wasn’t able to displace Omicron here. With some extra caution, go ahead with those holiday plans

Today, deep data allows more precise decision making. Precision in public health, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, is the best way forward (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 23, 2022 09:48 PM IST

The long road ahead to population immunity

We must conduct active surveillance with early warning systems to see if the next variant breaks through our immunity. Newer vaccines with greater protection is the best way forward

Our vaccination is progressing further, with all adults becoming eligible for receiving booster doses and increasing options for children. (File Photo)
Published on Apr 18, 2022 08:16 PM IST

Covid-19: The future is here

The patterns have been predictable for a while. In any susceptible population that is not making strong efforts to reduce transmission, SARS-CoV2 will rapidly transmit with exponential growth until a combination of recovered people with immunity and heightened precautions slow the spread

Passengers maintain social distancing while sitting in a bus, as DTC buses operate at 50% capacity, in New Delhi on April 11. (PTI)
Updated on Apr 13, 2021 06:43 AM IST
ByAnurag Agrawal

As Covid-19 spreads, the silver lining | Opinion

It is a problem. But there is now enough know-how to help prevent it, and manage its consequences

The universal use of masks in public places is the single most important intervention to reduce risks(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 06:46 PM IST
ByAnurag Agrawal

Covid-19: A review of three medical approaches

There is a reliance on general supportive care, antiviral treatment, and immune modulation. But this is evolving

With exaggerated claims, it is difficult to determine the best treatment(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2020 07:25 PM IST
ByAnurag Agrawal

Covid-19: What India must do next| Analysis

This war will be won by smart data-driven defence, coupled with strategic offence

While the medical side defends with what they have, the research side must support it. Aim for treatment, vaccines(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 14, 2020 06:30 PM IST
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